WHO WE ARE
Katana is the next generation of MMA fashion. A super-cool brand offering the style conscious fan unique and edgy hand drawn designs printed onto quality fabrics. Our artwork is inspired by the integrity of traditional martial arts, whilst embodying the samurai fighting spirit.
There are a few principles that we factor in when creating every Katana product. The designs must be fresh and like no one else, they must produce a sense of individuality, they must be innovative and they must ooze style. By following these golden rules, we set the bar high and stay ahead of the curve whilst producing high quality fashionable products.
We’re not about jumping on any band wagon, where our designs are the same as everyone else’s. We’re not about having the loudest and most in-your-face designs. We don’t feel the need to overkill our products by maximising the size of our designs with oversized logos. We don’t copy anybody. We just want to do our own thing and not bow down to anyone.
The development of Katana products signifies our uniqueness; many of our products are limited edition and are not mass produced, keeping the brand exclusive to our customers. At Katana we work tirelessly to bring new and original fashion to you, with design at the heart of absolutely everything we do, and everything is designed in-house with detailed craftsmanship.
The longevity of this brand is important to us. We strive to keep things fresh and exciting. We’re not in this to make a tonne of money and then sell out. We don’t want to be just another fad. We never cut corners when it comes to the Katana brand. We put our all into creating each product. Our goal is to provide high quality products at affordable prices.
Our journey is by no means complete, and the journey so far has taught us many things. We know where we want to take this brand, but equally important we know where it is we don’t want to go. We put 100% into driving this brand forward and we feel we’re on the right path to creating something unique and honourable.
We have high hopes for Katana becoming a world-wide recognizable brand and we know that our customers are the key to our success. Therefore, we appreciate all support, whether you spread the word, wear our clothes, follow us, befriend us or simply read our blog.
Thank you for being part of this journey…
WHAT IS A KATANA?
Katana is a Japanese long single edged sword used by samurai warriors. The sword was thought to be the “soul” of its master. Katana is commonly referred to as a “samurai sword”.
THE FACE BEHIND THE BRAND
Hello, my name is Adam. I was born and raised in the UK, and this is my story…
When I was about seven years old, I caught a glimpse of Bruce Lee in Enter the Dragon. I was mesmerized by the way this tiny Asian man with his sinewy physique would leap around the screen in such a graceful and awe-inspiring manner, kicking and punching his way through opponent after opponent. Ever since that day I have been passionate about anything and everything martial arts. So it’s no surprise that when I saw my first MMA fight, I became instantly hooked on the sport.
I consider myself a die-hard MMA fan (borderline obsessive!) and I follow the sport closely, immersing myself in the culture that surrounds it. Whether that be staying up all through the night to watch the fights, travelling the length and breadth of the UK to attend live events, following my favourite athletes or simply training in martial arts. To me, MMA fans are the best fans in the world. Their passion and loyalty are second to none.
On a trip to New York, it wasn’t just the sights that excited me – I was looking forward to getting my hands on the latest MMA threads not available in the UK and saving a fortune on shipping. However, I was disappointed to find that I didn’t actually like the apparel that was out there. I wanted to represent the sport that I loved, but I wasn’t struck on the arrangement of shirts that had every square inch of material emblazoned with in-your-face logos and gruesome gothic images of skulls, hooded demons and eagles. Being not content with the state of MMA fashion, that’s when I decided that I would start my own brand that offers an alternative – just solid, simple and straight forward designs.
And the rest is history in the making….