Founded in 1976 by national martial arts champion Michael Dillard, Century® began as a one-man operation. His parents garage was the manufacturing shop. His van was his showroom. He traveled all across the country competing on the mat in tournaments and selling uniforms from his van in the parking lot. With the guiding principles of exhaustive research, state-of-the-art product development, and the highest level of quality assurance, Century has grown over the past 4 decades to become one of the largest suppliers of fun, unique, practical and useful martial arts equipment.