Coming soon: Praxis shirts, shorts, kimonos and more
Some background (why we're doing this)
You may or may not have noticed, but there is a little bit of construction going on in the South Lake Union neighborhood. Small businesses in the neighborhood often are forced to relocate or end up closing shop. Right now we are not in imminent danger of either of those outcomes. We are however working to either keep the space we have or relocate, (close by), into a larger space.
The space that we have is in need of a little TLC and new mats. The mats we have have served us well, but they are ready to be retired. Logging many hours on those mats are the teachers who work hard to hone their skills at Jiu Jitsu and instruction. The teaching staff provides not just instruction, but also work to help give an individual touch where one person cannot.
Not commonly known is that our instructor staff is largely voluntary. At times we are able to send some of them to larger tournaments or provide small compensation, but for the most part they are voluntary and teach because they love Jiu Jitsu and want to see the academy succeed.
In order to get new mats, tidy up the facility, take care of the instructors, and put our school in a position that we can grow with the demands of the South Lake Union neighborhood we are having a fundraiser. I do not like the idea of the students giving and not getting anything in return, so I thought the best way to do this would be to offer something that I believe many people are interested in - Praxis gear.
Please get your pre-orders in
I have been working with a couple of gear manufacturers and have secured agreements for branded Praxis kimonos, rash guards, board shorts, tee shirts, and hoodies. We are pre-ordering the gear. I have put the gear together in a few different packages so that hopefully everyone can get something. While the gear is at a markup please know that in order to accomplish the goals listed above it is what we need to do.
I would like to wrap this up within a week or so if possible. Once I receive your order I will reach out to you with a list of size and styling options. This might require a little back and forth as I want you to be happy with what you get and we are working with a bulk order. Coordinating those two will take a little work. Doing it at once is much more efficient and effective than dragging it out.
If this is out of your reach yet you are a die hard Praxis fan, please let me know. I do not want anybody to be left out. If you wish to do more and can, great. If you have any questions or I missed anything please email me and let me know.