The origins of daishō were around the Momoyama period, the final portion of the Sengoku era, a time of warlordism in Japan during the 1500–1600s. Translating to "big & little", Samurai would wear a typical long sword (katana) alongside a shorter one (tanto or wakizashi) for use at closer range.
These two hand drawn swords were hand drawn by 3rd degree Jiu Jitsu Black belt, Sam Kressin, and our signature "Train Till We Die" kanji was hand painted by a professional Japanese artist specially for this collection.
Made from a fully sublimated, moisture-wicking, 4-Way-stretch material, each pair comes with triple-stitched seams to ensure durability during the toughest no gi sparring sessions. Each pair of shorts is cut a couple inches above the knee and feature scalloped side hems for ultimate maneuverability during training. Each pair measures approx. 16.5" from top to bottom with approximate 7" inseam.
Each high-performance 4-way-stretch Training Short is fully made in Orange County, California.
*Model is 5'11" 190 lbs and wearing size 34 shorts