Article: Hayabusa Pulls Rising Sun Gi Design
Hayabusa Pulls Rising Sun Gi Design
Since Georges St-Pierre wore our walkout gi at UFC 158 we have received attention surrounding the negative connotation of the rising sun graphic used. The last thing we want is to offend or alienate anyone with the choice of design on our products.
We at Hayabusa have the utmost respect for culture and history and appreciate all of our customers worldwide. As such, we accept full responsibility for this design and are taking all complaints and comments very seriously.
The gi worn by GSP will not be brought to market. In addition, we will be very conscious of this specific design element when developing future communication materials and products.
Please accept our sincerest apology for any offence this has caused. If you have any questions or comments regarding this matter, please feel free to discuss it with us at firstname.lastname@example.org. One of our representatives will be happy to assist you.
Hayabusa Fightwear Inc.
Douchabusa's "Raging Maple" gi still going into production:
Total Comments 121
3/26/2013 8:29am, #2
Yeah, that didn't take long. I figured they would just pull the gi design.
3/26/2013 8:33am, #3
I wanted oneJudo is only gentle for the guy on top.
3/26/2013 8:44am, #4
of course they pulled it, makes business sense to do so.
it still doesn't mean that it's wrong to use the rising sun logo, however."Face punches are an essential character building part of a martial art. You don't truly love your children unless you allow them to get punched in the face." - chi-conspiricy
"When I was a little boy, I had a sailor suit, but it didn't mean I was in the Navy." - Mtripp on the subject of a 5 year old karate black belt
"Without actual qualifications to be a Zen teacher, your instructor is just another roundeye raping Asian culture for a buck." - Errant108
"Seriously, who gives a **** what you or Errant think? You're Asian males, everyone just ignores you, unless you're in a krotty movie." - new2bjj
3/26/2013 8:46am, #5
Good. As a person who knows a few christians I've been offended by that gi due to the persecution of christians in Japan in the 17th century. Good riddance I say!Curiosity killed the cat. But damn it had a blast.
3/26/2013 9:07am, #6
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- Mar 2006
Lest someone gets hurt feelings.
3/26/2013 10:10am, #7
Well, honestly I can't pretend I gave a **** about it, however I remember the thread on here a while back, and I'm pleased for those people for those people who WERE offended. We wouldn't want anyone to get offended now, would we?
To those people who are offended by the rising sun logo, really, I'm happy for you/
3/26/2013 10:23am, #8
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Here is a two part video on Youtube. Due to the graphic nature of the crimes filmed, it is NSFW in the latter parts.
3/26/2013 10:26am, #9
Those people need to stop being so sensitive about their grandparents being lined up and shot!
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are the artistic and the criminal,
because they alone, by questioning the society's values,
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3/26/2013 11:06am, #10
Saying that you have strong emotional feelings about something that you have no connection to is disingenuous.