Century named official sponsor of 2009 Grappling World Championships

By Gary Abbott | Dec. 08, 2009, 1:23 p.m. (ET)
Century of Midwest City, Okla., the world's largest martial art supplier, has been named as an official sponsor of the 2009 Grappling World Championships, which will be held in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., Dec. 11-13.

Century is providing support for the competition, as well as equipment for the U.S. Grappling World Team which will participate in the event.

Century began producing martial art products in 1976 and is today recognized as the largest supplier of martial arts products in the world. Century moved to its new location in Midwest City, Oklahoma in 1982. Beginning with a 50,000 square foot facility, the plant has expanded to more than 650,000 square feet, housing the sewing operation, shipping and receiving, and administrative offices. During the past 30 years Century has expanded its product lines to include products for martial arts, boxing, media, yoga, and fitness.

Century's mission is "to have every individual experience the many benefits of martial arts. This mission is based on our core belief that the martial arts can profoundly change lives."

What started 30 years ago as a passion for the martial arts and an opportunity to market uniforms has evolved into what is now Century Martial Art Supply, LLC, the world's largest martial arts supplier. Our 30 years of innovation, attention to detail, and customer service is unmatched in nearly any industry. Their customers are served with unparalleled experience, knowledge and professional expertise.

For more information about Century, visit their website at:

The FILA Grappling World Championships will be held at the Fort Lauderdale/Broward County Convention Center. Competition in No-Gi Grappling will be held on Saturday, Dec. 12 and the Gi Grappling competition is set for Sunday, Dec. 13.

For information and to purchase tickets for the Grappling World Championships, visit: