A Passionate Fighter’s Journey
How It All Started
As my 21 year career in the military comes to a close, I look forward to the next chapter. But, the values that were instilled in me will continue to guide my path. I’ve taken my experiences as a fighter and as a warfighter to continue building my Legacy.
Now, I want to share my passion for Fighting with You. And that’s why I founded Art of Ringcraft. Before I tell you what makes us unique, you need to know the story behind the brand.
I’m a passionate fan of combat sports and you can see it in every aspect of my life. So, I wear shirts that represent my love of fighting. But every time I bought a fight shirt, there was always something that could have been better.
Most of the shirts that I saw just didn’t give the combat sports, that you and I love, the justice they deserve. They didn’t capture how great the Martial Arts (that they claim to represent) really were. Some designs were good, but they were missing something.
Even when I found a design that was good, the quality of the shirt was usually just average. When I did find something that was cool, the fit just wasn’t as good as I thought it could be. Or if the design and fit were decent, the shirt would shrink and look old after a couple washes.
So, after being disappointed with the shirts on the market, I decided to search the internet until I found a brand whose focus was High-Quality Fight Shirts in every way: a variety of Only Fight-Themes with Dope Designs, a meaningful story behind the designs, high-quality that maintained the size and look, soft on the skin for comfort, thick enough that it wasn’t see-through, yet light enough for mobility, and a fit that made sense.
I couldn’t find one. I searched the internet for hours. And I mean HOURS. I became obsessed in my quest to find a company that only made high-quality fight shirts with dope designs. It Didn’t Exist! How could this be? How could there not be a company that makes shirts with as much passion as the fans who wear them deserve???
I started making my own shirts out of necessity. Whenever I would wear them, someone at an event or at the gym would ask me where I got them. I thought to myself, maybe there are other passionate fighters and fight fans that want a shirt that they can be proud to wear. So, my journey to find out if there were like-minded people began.
I researched everything I could find. I wanted to know what the fight community liked and what they didn’t like. It became clear. The fight community wanted the same things I did. So, I decided to share my passion with You. And this became our Mission:
We founded Art of Ringcraft for One Reason:
To Create the Dopest Fight Apparel in the Galaxy
My quest for the perfect shirt began. I ordered every. single. blank shirt sample during my search. I learned more information about shirts than I ever wanted to. I began with the best quality that matched the attributes that you and I are looking for.
But, I get obsessed with things that I’m passionate about.
I kept learning and I kept looking. I linked up with an experienced authority in the industry. After explaining to him what I wanted to build for the fight community, he provided the expertise that I needed.
I learned about the cut-and-sew process. I learned about sourcing the best, highest quality fabric for what I was trying to build. I was able to network with professional designers that could take my concepts and transform them into unique art with an emphasis on attention-to-detail.
Now Here’s the Part Where I Tell You How We Stand Out from Any Other Brand on the Market
No One. I Mean No One. Does What We Do.
Art of Ringcraft Is The Only Fight Apparel Company That Does ALL of the Following:
Custom Cut-and-Sew Methodology: We now source shirts that are made with custom dimensions by professional seamstress based on feedback from the fight community for optimal fit.
- A lot of companies buy wholesale blank tees, rip off the tag and call it a brand.
Unique Designs: We create Authentic Art and use Highly-Skilled, Professional Designers to ensure attention-to-detail for every design we produce.
- Many companies slap on a name, a cliche quote or use a recycled picture and push out shirts to their customers with no creativity or original thought.
I personally use a systematic approach through research of history, interesting stories, and rare personalities during my creative process. When I was selected to Chief, they put us through a six week grueling initiation. It’s a right of passage. During that process they instill the importance of Heritage: knowing where you came from, the pioneers that blazed the path, & why we do things the way we do.
Once I have a deep understanding of a topic, we use an original take on the designs to share these stories. My mother is an artist. I got this from her and I started drawing when I was a kid.
- Too many companies put little to no thought into their designs. They take an idea, slap it on a shirt, and force meaning onto it. Or they recycle the same boring concepts. I challenge you to take a critical eye at shirts that are on the market.
High-Quality Fabric: We source high-end cotton providing soft comfort on your skin, durability that lasts up to 300% longer than most fight shirts, and flexibility for function. They are the most comfortable and long lasting fight shirts you’ve ever worn. And they maintain their quality saving you money in the long-run.
Certified Fighter Approved: As a former pro fighter, I use my network from the fight community to provide feedback before releasing a shirt. We make fight-themed apparel for the Fight Community. We believe in focus. And we focus strictly on fight apparel.
- Some companies also make gloves, gear, football shirts, mythical creatures and all sorts of other things to make a quick buck without real passion or vision. Fight-themed apparel is an afterthought for many of them. Not for us.
This isn’t a knock on other companies. There are some good brands out there. We just have a unique philosophy. If you’re a real fight fan, our shirts are made for you.
Some people might say our shirts are expensive.
If you would rather save 5 or 10 bucks and get a lower quality shirt that loses the aesthetic after a few washes, Art of Ringcraft Is Not For You. If you’re ok with a brand that only uses designs with one or two colors to save a buck, We’re Not For You. If you like fight shirts with a “clever” quote, a silhouette of a fighter, or a gimmick We’re Definitely Not What You’re Looking For.
Some people might be unsure, because we’re new.
Browse through our site. Ask people that have purchased our products. Ask the Pros that have interacted with us and that have worn Art of Ringcraft Apparel. We’re building something long-term. If you’re not happy with your purchase, I’ll give you your money back. I just ask that you tell us what we can do better. There’s always room for improvement, but we’re chasing perfection. This is an opportunity to be a part of something meaningful in the early stages.
But if you want High-Quality Fight Shirts that:
- Have meaningful designs that give you instant credibility
- Use the best production process for capturing detail without cutting corners to save a buck
- Use Art created by Pros in the Fight Community
- Maintain their look & fit
- Save you money over time
- Are made using cut-and-sew methodology for optimal function
- Are Made of 100% Premium Cotton for softness and comfort
- Are breathable to keep you cool
- Are Lightweight, Flexible & Durable for Any Occasion
- Are Certified Fighter Approved
Art of Ringcraft is Your Solution
Our Vision is to be the #1 Source of Unique and Meaningful Fight Shirts.
Our focus is Fight Apparel across all Martial Arts for Passionate Fight Fans. This means: Muay Thai Shirts, Boxing Shirts, Kickboxing Shirts, Lethwei Shirts, Kung-Fu Shirts, Bareknuckle Boxing Shirts, Shirts for the Grappling Arts and More. We don’t drift into other sports or random categories. Again, We Believe In Focus.
Before I close, I’d like to share a few more things. Fighting is life. The parallels are many and the metaphors are endless. We believe the formula for building Your Legacy is in our message:
Perfect Your Craft
Fight Your Fight
It applies, not only to fighting, but to our lives as well. You’ll see it in everything we do. Art of Ringcraft is an extension of me. It’s an extension of you. If you believe in the importance of unique individuality, craftsmanship, and creating your own unique story, then you believe in Art of Ringcraft.
I’ve gotten the opportunity to fight and train all over the world because of the Navy. After 23 bouts and multiple injuries, my days of competing are behind me. I was fortunate to train around the globe with World Champions, fight in four different countries, compete for a title twice, and make friends with some amazing human beings that just happen to be World Class Fighters.
Fighting has changed my life and made me a better human being. I want to share interesting stories that represent the human spirit through fight-themed designs.
If you’re still not sure, listen to the Fight Community:
“This is the way it’s supposed to be done when you care. Ladies and gentlemen. Attention-to-detail.”
“It’s easy to support a friend’s business when they actually have a cool one. I had the pleasure of serving with the owner of Art of Ringcraft when I was in the United States Marine Corps and he was a Navy Corpsman. We both had love for the fight game and that’s how we became friends. Since his retirement he started the most legit Muay Thai Apparel company I’ve seen with a true appreciation for the Art. Even Head Coach of Sityodtong Boston, Mark Delagrotte a Muay Thai Legend himself, is seen wearing an homage to the Thai Legends. I’m not asking you to support a Veteran-owned business. Although, that’s what you’ll be doing; but rather support a love of Muay Thai with a brand that loves it possibly even more than you do.”
“The small details make a difference. You can see the time and effort. I had 4 or 5 people ask about the shirt. It fits perfect.”
“Dude, it’s like my favorite shirt.”
“It’s not easy to find anyone that releases designs that good and consistent.”
“The shirt collections are awesome designs and well made to last. I’ve worked out in mine and washed it 10 times already and no fade, peel, or wrinkles in the designs. I plan on getting a couple more of these t shirts. A very professional company from the packaging to the cool a$$ stickers that come with it.”
“If you’re in need of high-quality and cool designed fight apparel, check out artofringcraft.com to get yours!!!
“Ordered a shirt at the beginning of the 4th of July weekend and it arrived in the mail today! Great quality, great design, great feel. Solid company with great attention to detail!”
“Art of Ringcraft designs got the soul of Martial Arts.”
No matter what choices we make in life, Whether we know it or not,
Everything we do adds to our Legacy. What Will Your Legacy Be?