We are trying to raise £5000 to help us create a fightwear/lifestyle brand predominantly aimed towards active women. Through cuts, colours, designs and style we hope to tailor our brand to fit all types and tastes.
Who are WE?
Josie: I am a creative, enthusiastic and driven student and mother! I am a white belt in Brazilian Jiu-jitsu and looking to compete in the very near future.
Jon: A beard cultivating, beef eating, graphic designing, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu blue belt wearing, combatives enthusiast extraordinaire.
Marlee : The boss. she loves drawing, puzzles, dinosaurs, ketchup, outer space, skate boarding, dressing as hulk princess, bacon, boxing and Brazilian Jiu-jitsu.
More and more women are hitting the gym, and training and competing in martial arts and combat sports like Brazillian Jiu-jitsu (BJJ) and Mixed Martial Arts (MMA). Through the power of social media, a community of female fighters is growing, helping each other and increasing interest, with the number of women competing rapidly increasing nationwide.
This is really important to us due to the effect the BJJ community has had on us personally. For the last 8 years Josie has struggled through a condition called Fibromyalgia, which is basically chronic full body pain and fatigue. Thanks to BJJ, the lovely people she trains with at Phoenix BJJ, social media and some random bearded chap she has been surrounded by nothing but support and positivity! Although she suffers with the pain and can't train as often, or for as long, as she would like, the continuous encouragement and support has not only done wonders for her health but also for her confidence inside and outside of training.
This support and encouragement isn't something we have just witnessed at our gym. More and more people, with a variety of disabilities, are competing around the country. They're not held back, their heart and passion are encouraged and positively embraced. The BJJ community is exactly that, a community, a lifestyle, supporting people no matter what challenges they face and we think this is amazing, breeding positivity, hardwork and dedication.
By donating to help us get our business rolling, you are helping us encourage and support women in martial arts, combat sports, fitness and healthy living . Our aim is to grow a brand that produces good quality, stylish and form fitting products whilst focussing on the aforementioned positivity, creativity, dedication and diversity.
Where will the money go?
When we hit our target we will be investing in our apparel,
getting our bespoke rash guards and spats samples and getting them made,
upgrading our design equipment, creating our website, getting banners and other
promotional items made and traveling to competitions and conventions around the
country to promote and sell our products and brand.
Website cost: £300 a year
Printing apparel : £1100
New design equipment & software : £1400
Travel costs : £500
Banners and promo : £200
Fightwear Samples : £200
Fightwear : £1300
We will be posting up a minimum of once a week to keep you guys updated with different designs and steps we are taking to develop our brand. We will also posting actively on our Facebook and Instagram page which will update you all with not only our brand but our training.
We have some awesome rewards available for all our lovely sponsors. We have worked hard to get some of our apparel designed and sourced so our sponsors will be the first to receive official Rainha products and offers so please check them out!
This is the first mock up of our Rainha Imperial rashguard as our first range we wanted to predominantly use our strong contrasting brand colours of black and gold and create a clean, impactful, majestic look. This will give us a good platform to move onto more colourful, detailed and illustrated designs in future lines.
A massive thank you in advance to any one who is able to sponsor us and we hope you like your rewards!
Find us here
Follow us on Instagram : @Rainhafw
Facebook : https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100010344881800
Twitter : Rainha_FW
Please feel free to share our pages and follow us we hope you enjoy them!
Help us succeed!
As amazing as it is to have sponsors, if you are unable to donate there are many different ways you can help us! Please share and spread the word about this page and our social media pages. Any help and support we get is going to be greatly appreciated!
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So here is the biggest sample and most exciting so far! Our sample Gi!!!!!!! We hope you all like it!
We have also been working hard on getting our samples made and testing them out as well as getting the chance to order some of the apparel that is up for grabs as rewards!! Check it out ...................
So we've been a bit quiet on here recently but its because we have had so much going on! On December 5th both Jon and I competed. We are all so proud of Jon he got a silver, Marlee got a gold medal just for being cute!!!! For me this was my first competition ever since I've started training! It was terrifying and i loved every minute of it and to top it off i got a gold medal! The best part about it is despite having fibromyalgia I was able to step on the mats and try my best and that meant the most to me!
The smallest member of team rainha, showing the biggest who's the boss!
Another #sneakpeek of one of the rewards available for sponsoring us. Perfect for #competitions (or if you're like Jon and can't ever be bothered to put socks on!)
If you want to help us get these in to production, then please help us spread the word, and feel free to share our #crowdfunding page (https://solent.hubbub.net/p/rainhafw/)...and if you can donate even just £/$€1 that would be amazing. There are other rewards available too, like tshirts, hoodies, bags and more. Plus no money will leave your account unless we hit our target by January. Go on, you know you wanna!!!
If and when Jon steps out of line, he's soon put back in his place...
We haven't been on here much recently...we've been busy little bees. We have a prototype on the way and we...well Josie... can't wait to get testing. What do you all think?
If you want to help us get these in to production, then please help us spread the word, and feel free to share our crowdfunding page...and if you can donate even just £/$€1 that would be amazing. There are other rewards available too, like tshirts, hoodies, flip flops and more. Plus no money will leave your account unless we hit our target by January. Go on, you know you wanna!
So you gorgeous amazing people we have reached £300 on our crowd funding page!!! Thank you so much for all the love and support!! Every £/€/$ 1 gets us closer to getting these awesome spats made!!
This is the first stage mock up of one things we are working towards! We want to be able to cover your lovely legs in amazing designs and illustrations!! So stay tuned for updates on art work and more designs!!
👉No money will leave your account until 7th January 2016...and only if we hit our target👈
Here is something we have worked on not long ago, that we are really wanting to see on one of our Rash guards in the near future! We hope you like it!
We both got to train with the legendary Fernando Tererê tonight. What an honour! He's such a nice, humble, down to earth chap, plus he does loads for the kids in the favelas through the Tererê kids project - make sure you check it out.
This is available as a reward for donating on our page. Click the link above to see the other rewards on offer! And please help us get the word out - tag people you think might be interested, go on, you know you want to
👉No money will leave your account until 7th January 2016...and only if we hit our target👈
I just want to remind all you lovely people thinking of sponsoring us, that no money will be taken from your accounts until we hit our deadline........ If we have not hit our minimum target no money will be taken at all! we just wanted to make sure you guys were aware!
Josie not letting the boys get their own way at Phoenix Bjjs flow roll Fridays!
A sneak peak at one of our first products coming soon...also available as a reward for donating!!!
If we want to get an extra training session in at home we just move the furniture and pull the mats out and do some rolling in the lounge! Banana break!
We took a family day trip to London to get some creative inspiration! We loved the use of bright colours and thick black lines!
Brazilian Jiu-jitsu (BJJ) is a martial art, combat sport, and a self defence system that focuses on grappling and especially ground fighting. It promotes the concept that a smaller, weaker person can successfully defend against a bigger, stronger assailant by using proper technique, leverage, and most notably, taking the fight to the ground, and then applying joint-locks and chokeholds to defeat the opponent.
We love to train together as a family and support each other as much as we can. It more often then not ends up with some funny comments from the small person.
On the way to the gym...
Marlee: "Im going to do boxing, what are you guys doing?"
Josie: We're going to do some Jiujtsu"
Marlee: "So you're doing the boring stuff while I'm doing the real work?" The cheeky little scamp!!!
Flow roll Fridays are a great way of practising the techniques we learn in classes and putting them into action. Using only 50% of your strength and just concentrating on the techniques gives you a great opportunity to feel what it is like to compete against somebody and gives you a chance to help each other. In this video I am rolling with Liam. He is always great fun to learn from and roll with
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