View Full Version : MMANews Grappler's Market (Please Read)

09-14-2007, 06:15 PM
Okay, I am shamelessly copying this idea from another forum. But I like the idea, and think we can do it better anyway.

The basic idea is a Pay It Forward program among members. If you don't know that that is, or haven't seen the film then go here: Pay It Forward (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pay_it_forward).

Now, this is how it works. If you post here, you post something that you have that you are willing to give, and you post something that you are looking for.

So, for example (this is just an example):

Looking For: Atama Gi (size A-4 approx.).

Have to Give: Saulo Ribeiro's Jiu-Jitsu Revolution on DVD.

Now, this is how it works. You post something you want, and if someone else has this item then they send it to you. Or, if you have something and you see that someone else has requested it, you send it to them.

And vice versa. If someone has offered something you want, you pm them and request it. If you have something someone wants, they pm you and request it.

A few small details to keep in mind:


This is not a trade system. If you send something, you are not guaranteed to also receive something. And vice versa, if you receive something we are not going to send police to your house to force you to send something. This is on the honor system. (If you want to trade, do it outside of this thread. A PM would work just fine). You are also not obligated to send something to the person who shared with you. If you can, that is fine, but the idea here is altruism, not mutual benefit.

What you are looking for, and what you have to give do not need to be of equal monitary value. But they do need to be JJ, MMA, or Martial Arts-related.

You must actually own the item you are giving. No, I don't mean you can't give your mother's shin guards, I mean that you must have the rights to give what is on your list. This applies mostly to videos and other media. I assume that if you are participating in this endeavor, that you have the rights to share whatever media you offer, and that they are original (not bootleg) copies, though I obviously have no way to verify this. :rolleyes:

To participate, you must have a list of items you are offering. This is not a free-for-all. If you expect to take advantage of this system, you must at least be willing to participate. Obviously the easy way around this is to request something you really want, and to offer some shitty item that no one would ever want. If I see this happening I will remove your listing and prevent you from participating. I am serious about this. Do not abuse this sytem or I will toss you in The Hole and prevent you from participating in this thread, if I don't outright ban you.

If you are going to send an item, make sure the person has a post in this thread first. No 'Paying It Forward' with someone who isn't in this thread.-

If there is anything I missed, feel free to mention it here or send me a pm.

Good luck.


09-14-2007, 06:24 PM
So, forgiving the double-post I will start this off.


One barely used boxing head-gear, basic Everlast model.
Several sets of boxing handwraps, various colors, lengths.
Saulo Ribeiro's Jiu-Jitsu Revolution, Jiu-Jitsu Revolution 2, or Freestyle Revolution. (Please only one). I have a number of other instructionals as well, feel free to send me a PM.
Hand-weights, for boxing. (will have to check, but I believe they are 3lbs.) The style that straps around your hands.
A copy of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu: Theory and Technique by Renzo and Royler Gracie. Slightly used, but in fine condition.


Any quality gi's. Used is fine. (I typically wear an A-2).
Copy of Bas Rutten's Big Book of Combat. Obviously used is fine.
Any BJJ or MMA-related books. I'm not picky. As long as it's got more than 4 pages, I'm interested.

09-28-2007, 11:08 PM
and down the poop shoot it goes....
Id love to contribute but....

I have hardly any money to purchase equipment/stuff in general....
Just got engaged in may.....(and Im 21...=poor)...
and frankly...I just dont have much to post......unless my endless amounts of knowledge that I spew on you guys on here counts......lol....(this is a joke...but I try to help when I can)......but it is a good idea (if you're not poor and are sponsored)...lol

11-08-2007, 09:28 PM
and down the poop shoot it goes....
Id love to contribute but....

I have hardly any money to purchase equipment/stuff in general....

The whole idea would be that you don't have to have any money. You just contribute whatever extra equipment you have, and hopefully someone else has something you want.

No money involved, just a general exchange. In hopes that as a community we have stuff that we're not using, that someone else can make use of.

One man's trash, another man's treasure, all that stuff.

11-14-2007, 03:49 AM
I have...

Title Platinum headgear $70
pair Title sparring gloves (black) (12oz. I believe) $50
One Title Platinum Leather Platinum Thai Pad $30
And a pair of title pro punch focus mitts $40

All are used (obviously) but show very minimal wear! perfect working condition for sure.....

If anyone has anything to offer.....I figure Id see what I could get for em' since I train pretty much grappling only now.......PM me ...if I get a request for pics...I'll slap em' up too!

Yeay!!!! I contributed to this dead thread!!...lol

11-15-2007, 04:40 AM
I'd like some of that equipment. I can offer subfighter gear (shirts, shorts, hoodies, rashgaurds, etc.) Got a ton of instructionals as well.

11-15-2007, 06:11 AM
Check the PMs guys

11-17-2007, 03:41 AM
Heres a pick of all of it.....sorry it took so long...

11-17-2007, 05:25 PM
Grappling shorts, rashguards....t-shirts, hoodies...anything fight based...lol...I dunno....and $ of course

shorts 32" waist...
T-shirts Med.
hoodies Large
rashguard......Not sure exactly...I wear a large under armor heat gear (short sleeve).....my others are off brands...

12-05-2007, 06:54 PM
I'm looking to get another gi, and was hoping one of our members has one they're looking to get rid of. I'm poor and cost-conscious, lol.

I wear an A-2 and would be interested in mostly any BJJ gi.