Prior to Ultra-Trail Mt. Fuji in 2014, I did a fun run for BUFF at Lake Saiko in Japan. During the run, I met Yuichi Shibui director of Mountain Martial Arts (MMA), a trail running and lifestyle brand. He was wearing a pair of print denim running shorts and I commented on how much I liked them.
Later that year at UTMB, Yuichi gave me a pair of the shorts along with a custom MMA Buff. Yuichi told me that the concept behind MMA was to produce stylish clothing for everyday use on and off the trail, meshing lifestyle with performance.
Earlier this year, we started discussing the idea of collaborating on a small clothing line for fall 2016. The driving concept behind the collaboration for both design and utility was to create clothing that connects town to nature from the streets of Tokyo to the mountains of Colorado.
All the designs and patterns are unique and created by Yuichi. All the clothes are made in Japan.
MMAW Logo Tee
Front view and rear detail (brown tee).
MMAW Panel Tee
MMAW Jogger Pants
Khaki Camo detail:
MMAW Denim Run Shorts
Rear pocket detail: