In the last months we were rebuilding our website and launch our new onlineshop very soon in the EU. Until then we only accept orders form the US, Canada and Australia. As you may have seen already we also redesigned our equipment. The vegan boxing gloves Wolfheart X2 and the vegan shin guards Wolfshin X2 are available as Mark II soon in the EU. You can order them once we relaunched the website. They are made of even better material and have improved stitching. The shin guards no longer have a zipper in the back. Why is that? We loved the zipper and so did all customers. But it is an unusual feature and we had a lot of convincing to do before people actually ordered them. So we adapt to that scepticism and discontinued that design. We plan to be back in the EU on March 15/2016. Our new multi-language website will be available in English and German. We also implemented a new shipping service, so the huge waiting times of 3 or more weeks are over. We are sorry for the long shipping times we had in the last year and are totally stoked that so many of you were willing to wait weeks for their gear to arrive. But that is over now! We were also able to hire two new amazing people taking care of shipping and customer service, so expect a better service starting from now! Vehement is finally growing up and it was about time. We are very thankful for all the support we got for this brand and getting so much great feedback on our vegan fight gear was and will always be what drives us.Read more!
We collect fight gifs for a while now and these 25 are our favorites.
1. Boxer bromance.
2. Double knockout.
3. The Matrix/Neo referee
4. Cat boxing.
5. Player two has left the game.
6. Capoeira vs. MMA.
7. Never get too confident in this sport.Read more!
There are other innovative fight gear brands besides Vehement. Brands that live for martial arts and that succeed because they love what they do. Here is our persoanl top 6 list. These six companies inspire us with their creativity and quality and everything they do for the global martial arts scene. Feel free to add your own favorites in the comments.
What they say about themselves: Datsusara is a Japanese phrase meaning “to leave the salaried/corporate worker’s life”. Christopher S. Odell founded Datsusara in 2007 because, as an avid sports participant (in Mixed Martial Arts), he couldn’t find gear that met his needs. Datsusara has a singular goal, to make truly functional, high quality gear. Datsusara gear is manufactured to be as strong and versatile as military gear, while also incorporating the most functional textiles nature has to offer. We often use green materials like hemp and bamboo, which are not only extremely durable but also breathable and anti-microbial.Read more!
By Fredericke Winkler for Biorama (German edition, issue 32)The Vehement brand from Berlin is the world’s first supplier of vegan martial arts products. So now it‘s clear from the outset, what they are up against in the ring.
Anyone who believes that the tough guys and girls don’t care about people, animals, and the environment, aren’t thinking any further than the typical cliché allows. As if agression wasn’t controllable and that their tough appearance speaks against good intentions. Apart from that: Where does the strength in martial arts come from? Especially in the combined disciplines it is not only about muscle strength, but more so about stamina and technique. These are the characteristics that you can’t get by just taking nutritional supplements. For this you need a clear mind, a healthy lifestyle, and massive amounts of discipline.Read more!
Being a fighter means training all year long. Grueling workouts, exhaustive training sessions, and painful hours in the gym are all part of the rigorous routine required to be the best.It´s getting hot in here
Many fighters, however, don’t take the weather into account as they prepare their routines. They take for granted the cool temperatures of spring and fall. We can endure and dress warmly for the cold winter temperatures when training heats the body naturally. But what about summer? What about those few challenging months each year where the temperature outside can reach close to extreme levels? Let’s look a little closer at the dangers of working out in the extreme heat conditions and examine some ways we can modify the training techniques to reduce that danger and stay healthy all year.Read more!
We are preparing a Kickstarter campaign for our new organic t-shirt at the moment. We will announce a launch date soon! We want to collect $4,500 USD. If this fails, we will cry. A lot.2.) USA
We formed an US limited company some days ago to get a US tax number, so we can import our fight gear to the USA and launch our LA warehouse. Yes, this is as complicated as it sounds. Especially getting an US bank account without being in the USA – it is a huge problem. But we will have set this up in the next days hopefully.3.) Funding
We are broke but happy, and that´s alright! But we realized that we need funding to make our dream of a 100% Fairtrade factory in Pakistan a reality. So we are applying for a loan to keep things going: 25,000€ from a German bank, which is not much at all but should be enough to bring us through the summer. We are also looking for investors, which is tough as we want and will keep all shares in the core team. Vehement`s goal will never (!) be a maximization of profits. Investors hate us.Read more!