Our Inspiration

Greg

"If anything ever happens to me, I want you to take care of my family."

This was what my brother asked of me, to promise to be there if he couldn't. During his adult life, my brother battled depression, anxiety, and addiction until he took his own life in October 2014. Until then, he coped the best way he could, by practicing MMA fighting and embracing the mental illness label by tattooing '5150' across his neck. 5150, in the Urban Dictionary, means 'crazy.' It's the radio code for police in California and elsewhere that means 'a danger to yourself and others,' and is cause to be detained by law enforcement or medical personnel. My brother also had the desire to start a fight gear company and name it '5150 Fight Gear' that he never got to realize. I made a promise to him, and this company is the fulfillment of that promise.

Greg Tattoo