June 22, 2010
Top: Lightweight Weave Pants: RipStop Color: White, Blue
This gi was only available for purchase at Ryan Hall's Fifty/50 Jiu Jitsu Academy in Arlington, Virginia.
There are two colors. A white gi, with a silver and black trim, as well as a blue gi, with a red and black trim (with the blue gi being a bit more limited in number than the white ones). The gis are super or ultra lite, or whatever you call the batch 6. The pants are pure ripstop, and the jacket is a ripstop lightweight weave. The Shoyoroll lapel patch is back, like on the older batches, but in a new color. If you look inside the jacket you’ll see the usual SYR patch is replaced with a distinct 50/50 patch. Embroidered on the left sleeve is the round 50/50 logo. Fifty Fifty is also embroidered on the outside of the bottom right front area of the jacket. Also, there is a Fifty/50 RS embroidery on the back collar of the jacket. The back was left blank but for the competition team we will put our pre existing 50/50 competition patches on (the round logo). The coolest part is inside the jacket on the left side, there is a patch with a Theodore Roosevelt quote screen printed on it attached.
This quote is painted on the wall of our academy and is the epitome of Ryan Hall’s attitude, and his teaching that he pushes onto the students. It reads,
“It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood, who strives valiantly; who errs and comes short again and again; because there is not effort without error and shortcomings; but who does actually strive to do the deed; who knows the great enthusiasm, the great devotion, who spends himself in a worthy cause, who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement and who at the worst, if he fails, at least he fails while daring greatly. So that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who know neither victory nor defeat.”
The pants also have the Fifty/50 RS embroidered by the hip, and the round logo on a small patch just under the knee pad area of the pants. Both the jacket and the pants have a new silver/black/white lining in them to match the color scheme, replacing Shoyoroll’s usual rasta lining.
Also, all the gis were packaged with Shoyoroll white belts which was cool of them to include since new guys never realize they usually have to be purchased separately.
MOST IMPORTANTLY: These Fifty/50 gis will NOT be available online, or available for mail-order. Ever. They are exclusively sold at Fifty/50 Jiu Jitsu Academy in Arlington, Virginia by cash or check. PLEASE do not call, email, Facebook, carrier pigeon, smoke (or bat) signal Ryan, Seph or Jen trying to obtain one.