Back in the 90's, we as teens all saw for he first time UFC and the rise of the great Gracie family. Wayne Chan(Hawaii) started at Relson Gracie Academy with teachers like Relson and Rexie Barnum and created Hybrid fight gear. Unusually enough, we had him begin his journey in jiu-jitsu while he moved me in to paintball. He started like most at the time vale tudo shorts, shirts and gear bags. From there, he began a website called Provinggrounds. a web store unique at the time because it was about utilizing what was not mainstream (full contact fighting and propaintball supplier.) Much at the time, there were no other brands that emerge as a growing company because of its nichesport and branded as being too violent.
In 2003 Chris Corcino (Hawaii) started Hybrid tech, a paintball project related to the fighting spirit and the diversity in the new fighting mentality.. By this time, fighting in the UFC level relied primarily on the skill of gracie jiu jitsu, the striking of muay thai and the ground control of wrestling. The end result the hybrid fight style. In paintball, we began to work on the the same terminology, working with what works, and leaving what was old and now unusable. Going back, Chris Corcino has been recognized as a designer in paintball since 98' owning companies and working for several mainstream paintball companies. John Marques, has been known in the 90's one of the most diverse and influential proplayers to change the sport in paintball. He has played in numerous high profile teams like Oakland Assassins, Ironmen and San Diego Legacy
During the time of two marketable niche companies started to grow in different industries but with the same mental spirit and terminology, UFC began its growing pains of trying to be reputable as a sport, and to be legalized because of its violent nature.
Hybrid paintball on the other hand, has grown leap and-bounds with out of the box style and technology. With its true beginnings as Hybrid Fight gear started in Hawaii. Paintball has become a mainstream sport and has featured on Foxsports and ESPN. Reforming what is now paintball of today.
With marketing only the best in the sport, John Marques, pro-paint-ball player and designer, Chris Corcino, began their quest to insure the mark which we all strive to be cornerstone in our business practices, growth as individuals and also maintain the ferocity known by opponents worldwide.
In 2007, with a wealth of knowledge and understanding, we re-emerge in the booming and ever so celebrated mixed martial arts community. We now bring back what we have achieved and leave what did not. With these tools in mind, we hope to achieve the grassroots style into the mainstream community. As contract killer clothing, hope to attract the fighting spirit, the raw emotions that deliver us from regular training into the sport and to fulfill a journey into what we have learned so we can be tested, tried and measured, in hopes to be rewarded, and celebrated.The Contract killer Spirit
Grit, determination, heart....CONTRACT KILLER. Style, function, innovation.... its the same focus that every fighter and player feels that fuels us to push ourselves, the industry, the style of life that we live. We live for the moment, the smell of blood, the smell of domination....the smell of victory.