How We Started:
Hi! Thanks for checking us out. My name is Marc, I am the founder of Nation Athletic. I love martial arts, especially Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. I will never be great at it. I had an accident leaving me with metal plates in my neck and a full titanium hip. Nonetheless my passion for the art and all it has given me is second to-none.
That's why I started this business during the pandemic. I was laid off from my job like many of us. Used every spare penny from my unemployment check to get started.
I ate rice and beans for four months and worked 10 hours daily to get the business foundations down during my unemployment. Then found another corporate job in the middle of the pandemic. Worked 8-7 for them, then 7-1am for me daily.
To fund the brand I stopped buying lunches and Starbucks at work. Saved around $3500 over the course of a year to pump back into the business and buy our first drop. Every $1 made goes right back to development.
I am now finally starting to see the vision coming to life, and it’s all because of some hard work and the support of every customer and athlete! The motivation is the love of the sport and desire to build a better nation!
Roll on my dudes and dudets!
Nation Mission Statement:
Nation believes that, like Jiu Jitsu, unifying people through our efforts to maintain a healthy mind and body, the world can truly become a little bit kinder. Realizing that we are all bound together by our common descent.
Our products aim to be an extension of this mindset so you can rep the Jiu Jitsu lifestyle on and off the mats.
Nation Athletics is a Jiu Jitsu fitness apparel company specializing in quality Hoodies, T-Shirts, Rash Guards and No GI fight shorts. Nation is an independent Jiu Jitsu lifestyle brand founded by grapplers on the mats with Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (BJJ) culture in our heart.
"We are only as strong as we are united, as weak as we are divided"