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The latest collaboration in Gawakotos ‘Fine Artist Series’ features the stunning artwork of Katsuya Terra Terada. Terada was born in Okayama, Japan in 1963. His artwork is found in various media such as comics, films and video games. He is probably best known for his character design work in the animated film Blood: The Last Vampire. He has also contributed his expertise to films such as Hellboy and Sucker Punch. Described as a manga twisted beyond all others, Monkey King (Saiyukiden Daienou ) is roughly based on a famous Chinese novel, Journey to the West. It is one of his bestselling works, and has earned him a following of comic book enthusiasts worldwide.
We are a fightwear company based in the UK.“Gawa ko ‘to” – a seemingly ordinary Filipino sentence that means, “I made this”… but to us, it means so much more.
Bong is a self-confessed comic book geek, dreaming of making it into the comic book scene.Instead, his art has found itself on rashguards, grappling tights, shorts, t-shirts and kimonos.
Gawakoto creations are heavily influenced by Bong’s passion for Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (BJJ), and the Filipino Martial Art, Kali. He values and takes pride in his Filipino heritage, which is reflected in his designs.
Gawakoto prides itself in producing uniquely designed fightwear apparel. His unconventional take on graphics and art has appealed, not just to geeks alone, but to various martial arts/ BJJ practitioners.
Apart from designing for the brand, Gawakoto has been privileged to collaborate with some of the biggest and coolest fightwear companies in the UK, USA and Japan.