Due to popular demand and request we are pleased to announce the restocking of The Matatnga 2.
The meaning of Matatnga, Guam Gi:
Homage to Chief Hurao
Matatnga is defined as “strong personality or fearless.” Chief Hurao, a Chamorro leader during the Spanish-Chamorro wars in the late 1600s, was the living embodiment of the word. Matatnga is a specific form of courage. Someone with matatnga stands up for himself or herself with a certain fierce determination.
The concept of matatnga is an important aspect of these persistent Chamorro core values. Across the turbulent course of three centuries of antagonistic interaction with Western powers, Chamorros have never lost a characteristic fundamental to them, that of being matatnga.
Chief Hurao is an appropriate symbol of matatnga because of his role as a leader, fighting for the Chamorro way of life. Chief Hurao survived the first two battles of 1671, the first as a prisoner of the Spanish, the second as the leader of a thirteen day siege. He lived to fight again that same year and then died in battle. He fought against oppressors who threatened several freedoms: cultural, religious and political.
450 Gram Pearl Weave jacket (single weave)
Red Contrast Stitching
EVA foam padded collar
Woven Patches & Direct Embroidery
Re enforced stitching on critical seams
12 Oz Cotton Twill Pants for daily training
32 Thread Count Drawcord
4 Total Belt Loops on Pants.
All MoyaBrand Kimono are 100% Cotton and will shrink. Please note, hot wash and hot dry if you would like the kimono to shrink down for a better fit. If you would like the kimono to maintain its sizing and not shrink, please cold wash and hang dry.
Kimono/GI Sizing Chart
Size Height Weight
A0 5'1" to 5'4" 115 - 140 lbs
A1 5'4" to 5'8" 140 - 165 lbs
A2 5'8" to 6'0" 165 - 200 lbs
A3 6'0" to 6'3" 200 - 230 lbs
A4 6'2" to 6'4" 230 - 250 lbs