A note to our fans (about big changes)

A note to our fans (about big changes)
We just rebooted our inventory and made a bunch of behind the scenes changes to make things better for Panda Nation.
Nelson Puentes
Read more

Big Panda Swinging

I started my BJJ career at 190 pounds, and I put weight on over the years, moving from middle heavy, to heavy, to super heavy, and now back down to middle heavy. I have always been on the big side of the room when it ...
Nelson Puentes
Read more

7 Days of Panda Christmas

7 Days of Panda Christmas
Gifts and Deals for Panda Nation Panda Nation has given us so much support over the years, and we are beyond grateful for what you have done for our family and for the jiu-jitsu community. Every Black Friday season, w...
Nelson Puentes
Read more

Smaller Circles

When my mom tells me the story of my time in kindergarten, first there’s the mandatory prelude of the battle to get me into the building. As soon as we parked, I would turn into a spider monkey and get a hold of anyth...
Nelson Puentes
Read more

Dad-Level Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

My life has gone through a lot of changes in the last few months, becoming a dad being the biggest one. Looking back at the amount of hours I have spent on the mat this year, it is a fraction of years prior. I have be...
Nelson Puentes
Read more

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...
Nelson Puentes
Read more

Tips for a Kickass Comeback

Time off the mats does not need to be time wasted. Nelson tells the story of how a few surprises (like the early arrival of his son) took him out of training for 3 months, but he found a way to make the most of it. G...
Nelson Puentes
Read more

Ending Referee's Decisions: It's Time for the IBJJF Rules to Change

No one is happy when the outcome of a close match is left up to a referee's decision. How can the IBJJF update its rules to give us clear winners? Nelson shares his recommendations in his latest blog post.
Nelson Puentes
Read more

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!
Nelson Puentes
Read more

Grape by Grape

As a rambunctious kid running around the family farm in Chile, little Nelson learned a lesson about patience from his grandfather that's just as true today. Read the story in the latest blog post today.
Nelson Puentes
Read more

Pole Vaulting and BJJ

The key to success in pole vaulting is the same as in BJJ: give it your best try, then get up and try again. In his latest blog post, Nelson shares a story from his days in track and field that stuck with him all the...
Nelson Puentes
Read more

The End of My No-Surgery Streak (and Why I’m Thankful)

So... I have had an interesting two weeks.
Nelson Puentes
Read more
94 results
Left Continue shopping
Your Order

You have no items in your cart