Protect Ya Neck MMA was inspired by the Nogi rash guards and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu/MMA. A training partner of mine had a Nogi Rash Guards: Protect Ya Neck t-shirt at the gym one day (in Staten Island of course). I searched for "Protect Ya Neck" and "Nogi Rash Guards" related gym apparel and there was nothing to be found.
I worked with a designer to create each detail from the "Golden Arms" right forearm armor to the Killa Bee busting through the honeycomb to really give this apparel that gritty urban style. We aspire to celebrate and inspire our youth, the same way Nogi Rash Guards is for the children, to learn and develop in the masterful martial art of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.
Protect Ya Neck is an obvious term in MMA and BJJ and what better way to bridge it all together than with the legendary "Protect Ya Neck" single and overall style of the iconic Nogi rash guards.
***Special thanks to Professor John Burk and training partner Zully Burk from Richmond County Jiu Jitsu for modeling the gear!! You are both fantastic!