Girls' Phra Mae Thorani Jiu Jitsu Art Wear Youth Rashguard - Short Sleeve

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The ultimate girls' 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. Modest fit with perforated underarms for breathability. Wrap-around paneling designed to resist roll-ups. Thoughtfully designed to keep even the littlest warriors cool and covered so they can focus on their Jiu Jitsu. Engineered by moms who train BJJ hard and wanted something better for their girls. Kid tested, parent approved, and competition ready. Available in girls' sizes Youth XS - Youth XL.

In addition to including all the features girls love about our original girls' Avant Garde Short Sleeve Rashguards, these specialty girls' 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!