Conde Koma (Origins)
Mitsuyo Maeda (前田 光世, Maeda Mitsuyo, born November 18, 1878 – November 28, 1941), a Brazilian naturalized as Otávio Maeda was a Japanese judōka (judo expert) and prizefighter in no holds barred competitions, also being one of the first documented mixed martial artists of the modern era. He frequently challenged practitioners of other arts and sports. He was also known as Count Combat or Conde Koma in Spanish and Portuguese, a nickname he picked up in Spain in 1908. Along with Antônio Soshihiro Satake (another naturalized Brazilian), he pioneered judo in Brazil, the United Kingdom, and other countries.
Maeda was fundamental to the development of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, including through his teaching of Carlos Gracie and others of the Gracie family. He was also a promoter of Japanese emigration to Brazil. Maeda won more than 2,000 professional fights in his career. His accomplishments led to him being called the "toughest man who ever lived" and being referred to as the father of Brazilian Jiu-jitsu. The tri-blend fabric creates a vintage, fitted look. And extreme durability makes this t-shirt withstand repeated washings and still remain super comfortable.
Each element of the shirt represents something specific to Maeda. His birth, death, and life are all celebrated with this custom design. Oss to the origins of jiu-jitsu.
• Tri-blend construction (50% polyester/25% combed ring-spun cotton/25% rayon)
• Pre-shrunk fabric
• 40 singles thread weight
• Comfortable and durable
• Contemporary fit
*We recommend you wash the shirt before wearing as the sublimated printing process can create an unpleasant smell
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Length (inches) 28 29 30 31 32
Width (inches) 18 20 22 24 26