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About

From the owner…
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I started NHB Gear shortly after I began training in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu in 1998. I wanted to convert my passion for the martial arts into a successful business while serving the needs of the growing “modern martial arts” community. From humble beginnings in my basement to our present full-scale print operation, NHB Gear has provided our customers with quality products. My father taught me many things, but he stressed two things in business: Quality and Customer Service. In fact, his motto at his own company was “Quality People, Dedicated to Excellence.” NHB Gear is a family business and I have tried to use my dad’s wisdom as a compass to guide my company’s mission, goals, and focus.

 

I am beyond grateful to our customers, some of whom have been with us for years, and I would love to help you GROW your school or small business. Whether it is custom patches for student uniforms or online marketing and print services, NHB Gear can help!

 

All the best,

Sam Kim
Founder

About Us

NHB Gear began in 1998 as one of the original MMA & Jiu Jitsu gear companies. As many companies have come and gone over the last two decades, we are still in business due to our obsessive focus on customer service and offering the highest quality products available. NHB Gear values customer service and quality merchandise above all else, and our loyal customers are a testament to those principles. Our focus now is custom printing whether for patches or marketing materials like business cards, flyers, banners, signage, mailers, and more. We leverage our extensive experience in business ownership, entrepreneurship, and marketing to help YOUR business thrive and grow.

 

Our Logo

The “No Holds Barred” logo of a smiling, battered face represents the blood, sweat, tears, bumps, scrapes, and bruises that are par for the course in combat sports and martial arts, be it MMA, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, or Muay Thai. NHB Gear represents this spirit of the modern martial artist, as well as the tenacity of the small business owner, with a love of the game, a passion many simply cannot comprehend.

 

Full Color Print Services

At NHB Gear’s sister site, NHB Printing (nhbprinting.com), we offer quality printing services and fast turnaround that you can depend on for your business, school, or organization.

NHB Printing, is the best source for printing flyers, business cards, postcards, direct mail, posters, indoor and outdoor banners, magnets, signage, and just about any printing product you can imagine. We offer a multitude of printing options for our customers. From a single-color letterhead to a fully customized magazine, our workflow process has been engineered for efficient production times without sacrificing quality.

 

Every Door Direct Mail (EDDM)

NHB Printing has the equipment and expertise to be your complete printing and mailing house. We will print, label, and mail your postcards so you don’t have to go to several different companies for these individual services. Direct Mailing has been a proven success in marketing your company and products.

 

Flexibility: You can mail anyone your message, at any time, using a variety of formats. Direct mail allows you to send postcards, color brochures, free samples, co-op mailing, and folded pieces. The choice is up to you and your budget.

Targeting: With direct mail marketing and the use of mailing lists, you can narrow down your targeted demographic and choose a specific audience that you would like to reach, complete with a message uniquely relevant to their interests and needs.

Convenience: NHB Printing offers a one-stop solution for your printing and mailing needs. With us, you can place your order with one company instead of dealing with several.

Privacy: With direct mail, not only can you reach your customers without your competition’s knowledge, you can also allow your customers to see your message without distraction.

Fast Turnaround Time: Your printed products can be delivered by mail within 2-5 business days after printing has been completed.

List Certification: We will CASS certify your list to ensure that addresses are valid. We also remove duplicate addresses so that you only pay for what we mail. NHB Printing also offers a new cutting edge technology that connects directly to the USPS system to replace any address that has recently been changed or forwarded.

 

Custom Gi Patches

NHB Gear pioneered the use of Dye Sublimation for Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and Jiu Jitsu gi patches and rash guards back in 2003 well before ANYONE was doing it. Simply put, there is NO ONE on the planet who knows more about dye sublimation for gi patches than we do! We focus on printing high-quality custom dye sublimated patches, rash guards, and t-shirts specifically for the Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and Mixed Martial Arts community. At NHB Gear, we understand what gear works and what gear doesn’t because we are owned and operated by Jiu Jitsu practitioners. We wouldn’t print or sell anything we wouldn’t use ourselves. PERIOD. Our long list of loyal customers include some of the biggest names in Jiu Jitsu and combat sports: Alliance, Atos, Big John McCarthy, Brasa, Carlson Gracie, Checkmat, Drysdale Jiu Jitsu, Gracie Barra, Grapplers Quest, Jean Jacques Machado, Marcos “Yemaso” Torregrosa, Ralph Gracie, Relson Gracie, Royce Gracie, Rodrigo “Minotauro” Nogueira, Straight Blast Gym, Triton Fight Center, and many smaller schools across the country.

 

Whether you are a Jiu Jitsu student or an owner of your own academy, we are poised and ready to help you with your custom patch needs. Often imitated, but never duplicated, NHB Gear is the leader in custom patches for the Jiu Jitsu and MMA community for good reason. For over a decade and year after year, our patches can been seen on the gis of hundreds of competitors at the highest level of competition including the IBJJF World Championships, Pan Championships, ADCC, and even in the UFC.

 

Dye Sublimation is the Best
Dye sublimation is a process that allows us to digitally reproduce any color and complex design imaginable and to transfer that design to fabric patches, rash guards, and t-shirts. One of the biggest problems with traditional screen printed patches is that they crack, peel, or fade with age and use; not good for Jiu Jitsu patches. Our process solves this problem because, unlike traditional screen-printing, the sublimation process literally dyes the fibers of the fabric, instead of simply painting on top of them. The designs on your patches will not crack, peel, or flake away with age. Once your patches are sewn on and cared for properly, they will likely outlast the gi.

 

The Fabric
After 100’s of hours of research and testing to find the perfect balance between fabric strength, weight, feel, and dye readiness, we have found the absolute BEST materials to print sublimated patches on. Our patches are made of heavy-duty polyester and come in two types: canvas and satin. Our canvas patches have a texture and feel just like traditional gi patch fabric, whereas our satin patches have a higher thread count and a noticeable sheen producing more “pop”. Both are of the highest quality, super durable, and can take any design you submit. Do not accept inferior substitute fabrics!