About

Retro Grappler creates jiu-jitsu, MMA, and grappling gear with obvious nods to pop and modern culture. These mash-up are meant to stir emotions nestled deep in hearts of anyone who ever spent a Saturday morning on the living room floor with their favorite cereal. Comic book fans love them too, as Retro Grappler shares its take on classic comic covers and more!

Christopher Smart with Ronaldo ‘Jacare’ Souza

Retro Grappler was founded by artist and illustrator, Christopher Smart. A traditional artist who paints undersea life and ocean waves, he wanted to try his hand at creating digital art that combines his affinity towards comic books and Saturday Morning Cartoons. When he coupled the desire to create art with his love of Brazilian jiu-jitsu and MMA, Retro Grappler was born!