93 Brand's Daruma shorts take inspiration from the traditional Japanese dolls, which have rounded edges to ensure they never fall over without bouncing back upright. The Daruma mentality is one often cited by and inspiring to BJJ players. The face of these traditional dolls is where the front graphics comes from, and the kanji on the back leg is that which frequently accompanies the Daruma: Fall Down 7 Times, Stand Up 8.
The waist closure is perfect, utilizing a partially elasticated core throughout the rear half of the waistband. Just enough to keep your shorts firmly in place during wrestling scrambles or wild ground exchanges. Something many people take for granted is the waist closure. We've all dealt with bulky closure systems that dig into your gut, but once you use 93 Brand shorts, you'll never put up with that again. Whether you're inverting or playing sit-up guard, the slim-design two-way closure keeps your shorts' waistband perfectly in place without digging upward.