It wasn't until about 2006 'till I was first affected by ringworm. I was fresh off the boat from Hawai'i and it was my first year as a freshman in college in Santa Barbara, CA. Between balancing my studies, partying, and jiu-jitsu, my usually good hygiene somehow took a backseat in the process. I woke up one morning with the itchiest knuckle in the world and upon further inspection, noticed a small, pink ring around it. A few scratchy days and about a hundred google searches later, I realized that I had become a victim of tinea, or ringworm. And yes, it is contagious. I told my jiu-jitsu professor at the time and he told me I would be watching the classes from the sidelines that week - I had become that guy, and it sucked.
The Search Begins
I searched the web high and low for a soap product that would prevent these viral skin infections. I swear I tried them all. They either smelled weird, had a weak lather, or worst of all, were way too expensive. One bar of soap I bought (and I won't reveal the name), came out to $25 after shipping and handling. Being a poor college-going mat rat, beyond budget was an understatement. I thought, "I can make a better soap bar!". I set out with the knowledge in my head and a goal to create the best fungus fighting soap product on the market for combat athletes.
A year later, I unveiled The Arm Bar—a soap that's packed with a custom blend of all-natural essential oils, butters, botanicals, and extracts designed specifically to combat mat-born infections.
Mahalo For The Support
Now with a Black belt around my waist, an expanded line of 18 soap bars and 5 body washes, and more projects in the works, our little grass roots soap company continues to grow...yet some things will never change. Our products will forever be made in small batches to ensure the finest quality, consistency, and efficacy. We will always keep the art of spreading Aloha and the beautiful art of Jiu Jitsu a priority that is close to our heart.