Movement is about creation, exploration and discovery. We embrace movement, never take it for granted. We respect it. This is why we partnered with Canada Skateboard National Team to be the official supplier of their high-performance apparel for the next two years, including the design and technical development of the athletes’ competing uniforms.
RYU’s roots go back to MMA and the fundamental philosophies of Jujutsu, which can be translated as flexible, pliable, movable techniques to flow with the opposition rather than confronting it with one’s own force. We interpret this as a life-long practice of movement. Skateboarding is no different. It’s a life-long pursuit and practice, with its lessons passing down from generation to generation. Just like Jujutsu, you never finish skateboarding. There isn’t a finish line or a conclusion. Skateboarding is a movement lifestyle, an art form.
As part of the Canada Skateboard National Team, skater Andy Anderson has worked with our product development team to test our existing lineup in a skating environment and provide technical expertise on the development of our new RYU x Canada Skateboard limited edition collection.
Andy won the Canadian park title in 2020 and competed in the 2021 Dew Tour in Des Moines, where he managed to secure an 11th-place finish despite tearing his meniscus before the semifinals, which granted him a place in the 2020 Olympic Games alongside Canadians Matt Berger, Micky Papa, and Annie Guglia.