When Artechoke was founded, we committed ourselves to serving the roots of jiu-jitsu. With so many fight companies focusing on the latest and greatest competitors, we wanted to do our part to support the other facets of the sport that are equally as important: the people that are working to grow the sport by teaching or by facilitating the evolution of jiu-jitsu culture.
A few days ago, two unique jiu-jitsu brands threw their support behind our Indiegogo fundraiser for Matt “Aesopian” Kirtley, and we couldn’t be happier about their fit with the Artechoke mission. We are excited to announce that Scramble and Gawakoto are official Artechoke Media sponsors.
Matt Benyon and Ben Tong have developed a brand that blends the grace and elegance of Japanese design with the freshness of the rapid evolving art of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. Their brand has an earned a reputation for quality and innovation in the sport, raising the bar for jiu-jitsu gear companies everywhere. For us at Artechoke, we love the Scramble voice and the way everything Scramble produces stands out from the sea of companies slinging gis and t-shirts.
Bong Abad describes himself as a self-confessed comic book geek, and his geekdom resonates throughout his designs. With the sport of BJJ built on the backs of many closet geeks—who have shoeboxes full of Magic the Gathering cards and more experience with Pokemon training than they might care to admit—Bong’s crisp and clever style is a natural fit. His work is inspired, balancing the serious passion that practitioners have for jiu-jitsu with the light-hearted playfulness that keeps us coming back to the mat year after year.
And if you need any more evidence of just how awesome Scramble and Gawakoto are, they quickly coordinated a collaboration with Meerkatsu to release a fundraising t-shirt for the victims of typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines. The t-shirt was a powerful force good, getting featured by publications like Gracie Magazine and touted by grapplers like Mike Fowler.
Working with Artechoke
We have room for more business sponsors and would welcome the opportunity to partner with more companies like Scramble and Artechoke. Unfortunately, our space for gear sponsors has run out, but you can still take advantage of our Open Mat Radio Sponsor perk to expose your brand to a passionate, engaged audience. For other jiu-jitsu-related businesses—like nutrition companies, bloggers, tournament promoters, school owners, magazine publishers, acai dealers, etc—we would still love to collaborate with you. Click here to learn more about the Business Sponsor perk in our Indiegogo campaign, and please don’t hesitate to email Marshal Carper at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.