In November 2021, the new Stark Jiu Jitsu academy in Stockholm, Sweden, was burned down as a result of arson.
The academy was brand new, and our friends Max and Elina Lindblad had put all all their blood, sweat and tears into their dream gym. Now it's been forced to close. They are trying to save as much money as possible to start the refurbishments and get the gym back up and running.
They have already had a lot of help from our amazing Jiu Jitsu community, both in Europe and around the World. People have donated to their fund here: https://gofund.me/968b0586 - They are super cool people who have had a really rough time, so we decided it's time for us to do something to help them too.
We have created the Stark Jiu Jitsu Phoenix Rash guard.
100% of all profits from the sale of this rashguard will be donated to Max and Elina's fund. Hopefully we can sell enough rash guards to enable them to get the academy open again as soon as possible.
In the short time Stark Jiu Jitsu was open, it was already one of the best places to train in Sweden, with a group of super tough athletes and coaches, all of whom had a huge positive impact and influence on the wider community, The sooner we can get the gym open again the better.