Women's Phra Mae Thorani Jiu Jitsu Art Wear Rashguard - Short Sleeve

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The ultimate women's short sleeved grappling rashguard. Best in class four-way stretch compression. Moisture-wicking and breathable with a second-skin feel that remains unmatched in the grappling world. Reinforced flat lock stitching. Shaping feminine fit with elegant V-cut neckline and perforated underarms for breathability. Wrap-around paneling designed to resist roll-ups. Form-fitting, flattering, functional, and durable. Thoughtfully designed to keep you cool and covered so you can focus on your Jiu Jitsu. Engineered by women in BJJ who wanted something better for themselves to train in and compete in. Available in women's extended sizes XS - 3X.

In addition to including all the features women love about our original women's Avant Garde Short Sleeve Rashguards, these specialty women's BJJ rashguards feature graphics designed exclusively for Gaidama by world-renowned artist and Jiujiteiro, Meerkatsu.

This beautiful artwork tells the story of Phra Mae Thorani, the Earth diety from Buddhist mythology and her victory over the evil demon Mara who threatened to stop the Bodhisattva from reaching enlightenment. With the demon Mara depicted on the back and the Bodhi Tree and Thai dragons on each sleeve, this rashguard is a beautiful rendition of the full story:

The Bodhisattva was sitting in meditation on his throne under the Bodhi Tree, Mara, the Evil One, was jealous and wanted to stop him from reaching enlightenment. Accompanied by his warriors, wild animals and his daughters, he tried to drive the Bodhisattva from his throne. All the gods were terrified and ran away, leaving the Bodhisattva alone to face Mara's challenge. The Bodhisattva stretched down his right hand and touched the earth, summoning her to be his witness. The earth deity in the form of a beautiful woman rose up from underneath the throne, and affirmed the Bodhisattva's right to occupy the vajrisana. She twisted her long hair, and torrents of water collected there from the innumerable donative libations of the Buddha over the ages created a flood. The flood washed away Mara and his army, and the Bodhisattva was freed to reach enlightenment.

— A Study of the History and Cult of the Buddhist Earth Deity in Mainland Southeast Asia

We love to relate this story to the Jiujiteira, wringing the sweat from her hair after battling her own demons on the Jiu Jitsu mats and reaching her own state of peace!