Phra Mae Thorani Art Wear Youth Spats
The ultimate Jiu Jitsu spats for the next generation. 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. Sweat-wicking liner built into the saddle for enhanced protection and guaranteed coverage. High waist with dual-elastic band and drawstring for superior fit, comfort, and security. Groin panel with no center seam engineered to counter camel toe. Flattering, functional, full-coverage, and durable. Thoughtfully designed to keep even the littlest warriors covered and confident so they can focus on their game. Engineered by moms who train hard and wanted something better for their girls. Kid tested, parent approved, and competition ready. Available in Youth XS - Youth XL.
In addition to including all the features women love about our original Avant Garde Spats, these specialty spats 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!