The Panda Workweek

The other day someone asked me what I did before Inverted Gear. This caught me by surprise, it’s been a while since I thought about the time before all my energy was devoted to selling uniforms with a silly upside-dow...
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Sponsorship Opportunity – Cincinnati, St. Louis, Oklahoma City

We are looking for the best grapplers you’ve never heard of in Cincinnati, St. Louis, and Oklahoma City. Purple belt and up, do you know a good candidate? Learn more!
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A Peek at the Future of Inverted Gear

As we move into our 6th year in business, read what's in store for the future of Inverted Gear in Nelson's latest blog post!
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Get a gi to give a gi

A year ago, my friend Sean contacted me to tell me about a school club a few of his teammates from Main Line United were helping out with. The Workshop School is a project-based charter school that takes an innovative...
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The State of Panda Nation

Five years ago, I started Inverted Gear. It seems like yesterday I was ordering polybags and halfsheet labels on Amazon so I could ship the first batch of panda gis from my mom’s basement. A lot has changed since the...
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The Flashback Episode: My Greatest Hits

The Flashback Episode: My Greatest Hits
A year ago, the awesome guys at Artechoke Media started helping us run social media for Inverted Gear. One of the first things they did when I told them I wanted us to put out more content was tell me “well you shoul...
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Behind the Scenes: Stocking Gi Sizes

When will my size be in stock? We get this question a lot. Keeping gis in stock has always been a challenge for us, from our first batch to today. As business owners, it’s one of those “good problems to have” scenari...
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Witnessing the Growth of Show the ART

Every time someone shares a Show The ART video it brings a smile to my face. My friends Abe and Marcos have created something amazing. It’s incredible how far they have come in just 3 years. They are now one of the m...
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Available Now: Tap Cancer Out Special Edition Gi -- Cancer, Jiu-Jitsu, and a Lesson in Persistence

We're proud to announce Tap Cancer Out's special edition grey gi is now available! Buy the Tap Cancer Out x Inverted Gear collab gi from TapCancerOut.com. Below we're republishing one of our most well-received and mea...
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This One Goes Out to Panda Nation

On May 18, 2012 our first order for www.invertedgear.com came through, from New Zealand. And Panda Nation was born. As I write this blog, we are closing on our 10,000th order. The support we have received over the yea...
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Tap Cancer Out: The Panda Connection

In the mix of big tournaments taking place, like the Abu Dhabi Pro the week prior and the Eddie Bravo Invitational taking place the same day, you may not have heard about a very special tournament: Tap Cancer Out. Hi...
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To Our Fans: Thank You

I started Inverted Gear four years ago. Yesterday, our 19th gi shipment landed in the United States. Four years ago, I could never imagine being where we are today. I wasn’t even sure I could sell our first 100 gis,...
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