Renzo Gracie Academy Partners with GuardLab
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Legend Partners
with Custom Mouthguard Company
New York, NY—April 22, 2016—Team Renzo Gracie and GuardLab® today announced a partnership to promote safety to students and the importance of wearing protective mouthguards while practicing Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Muay Thai, submission grappling and wrestling. With the partnership, Renzo Gracie Academy students will have the opportunity to purchase licensed Renzo Gracie mouthguards at GuardLab.com and during special events at their local Renzo Gracie Academy locations. The announcement comes on the heels of GuardLab's multi-layer partnership with UFC.
“We look forward to working with GuardLab to ensure that our students train with the best protective equipment available—including mouthguards,” Jiu-Jitsu Black Belt Master Renzo Gracie said. "In life we have what we can handle. Never let them see you flinch or falter, when you have a chance, show them who you are. Stand proud and hit hard—preferably while wearing your mouthguard, in case they hit you back.”
Highly respected within the MMA community, Renzo Gracie is a Jiu-Jitsu black belt and true martial arts legends. Native to Brazil, Gracie is established as one of the best teachers and mentors in the sport. Renzo Gracie Academy is a world-renowned training institution with schools located in Manhattan, New Jersey, and Brooklyn. There are more than 50 affiliated schools worldwide teaching and guiding the likes of Matt Serra, Chris Weidman, George St-Pierre and many other widely known honorable students in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.
“We hold the art of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu in the highest regard and we are honored to partner with Master Renzo Gracie," Aidan Butler, CEO of GuardLab said. "Aligning with esteemed institutions in the world of MMA validates the importance of athletes wearing custom mouthguards.”
GuardLab is a custom mouthguard company using 3D scanning and 3D printing technologies, engineered with a proprietary Alignment Repositioning Cushion (ARC™). The digital accuracy coupled with neuromuscular science allows for an impeccable fit, ultimate protection, improved athletic performance, and bespoke personalization.
About Renzo Gracie Academy
Renzo’s fame and charisma is the basis of a truly enjoyable place to train, grow and develop your skills among many avid practitioners of the sport, ranging from famous professional fighters to everyday enthusiasts. Classes at the academy are taught all day six days a week. They feature a strength and endurance building warm-up, followed by demonstration and practice of techniques after which students engage in live wrestling with other students of their own level. It is a truly demanding workout with a strongly cerebral aspect and a sense of purpose and skill that will truly capture your imagination. Come down to the academy. Come take a look at a class or better yet, take one of the introduction classes. Jiu-Jitsu can be one of the most cherished and enjoyable aspects of your life. It teaches a confidence, knowledge and body-dexterity and fitness that few people will ever know.
GuardLab is a revolutionary custom mouthguard company that utilizes 3D scanning and 3D printing technologies to provide athletes with the best fit and protection. Using a proprietary methodology developed with two world-class dentists, GuardLab addresses TMJ alignment and is able to precisely transfer the information from the individual to accurately design each guard to reduce the risk of injury, maximize athletic performance and improve recovery of athletes by increasing airway flow. GuardLab protection, performance and recovery mouthguards are used by professional and college athletes throughout the country and are available to consumers through a nationwide network of dentists and on www.guardlab.com. For more information visit Guardlab.com and follow GuardLab on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.