Approximate 50 years ago, a man named Frank Hatashita started a company to provide Judo uniforms throughout Canada. He has about one hundred judo clubs across Canada and wanted to outfit them all in the best possible uniforms. Not one for being a salesman, Mr. Hatashita, a black belt in judo, helped spread the sport of Judo until it became an Olympic sport in 1964. This is where the Fuji BJJ Gi brand finds its roots and continues today through his daughter, Lia.
In the 1990s, Fuji decided to expand their market beyond Canada and spread into the Judo and Karate markets of the United States. As BJJ became more popular, people wanted to find a gi that was reasonably priced and of high quality. Around 2006, Fuji started becoming known in the BJJ world as a company that was able to deliver high quality gis at a reasonable price. You would start to see lots of people wearing a Fuji BJJ Gi at local tournaments.Check out Fuji BJJ Gis at MMA WarehouseContinue reading
The Atama Ultra Light kimonos are their lightest kimonos. You get the same high quality you’d expect from Atama. These are great for hot weather training or competitions like the IBJJF where you weigh in with the gi on. It’s cut just like their Mundial models (see Mundial 9 gi review here) and has no seam in the back.
The Atama Ultra Light is soft just like you’d expect from the a lightweight gi and weighs between 3-4lbs. It’s not as light as some gis (weighing in around 1-2lbs.) but certainly will be more durable as its heavier. It features Atama’s ripstop pants that, personally, I have never seen or heard of having ripped (mine are still solid after years with them) unlike other brands ‘ripstop’ pants that rip all the time. These ultra lights aren’t as light as some of the truly super light gis that are out there, but the Atama Ultra Light Gis will probably last longer than a lot of others.Get your Atama Ultralight in White at Amazon NOW!
Shoyoroll isn’t as new of a brand as people think. It was started in 1999 by a bunch of guys in Los Angeles, who were from Guam. They were inspired by the term, “Show Your Roll,” and while they started out with just t-shirts and stickers, they are now one of the most sought after gis on the market.
This company was founded is 2003. Vulkan prides itself on producing exceptionally lightweight gis that are also durable, and provide a comfortable rolling or competition experience. With these characteristics, they’ve really distinguished themselves and become one of the top brands.
They ship all over the world and are carried by a lot of the top distributors. Given their mission statement, they’re a socially conscious company who genuinely care about more than profit. That, and I love the graphic they’ve used on their site to show that. Well done, Vulkan.Find your favorite Vulkan gi at Amazon NOW!
Atama Single Weave gis are the industry standard for a single weave gi. In fact, my first BJJ gi was an Atama single weave. They provide a good balance between being lightweight, but also being mobile and fast-drying. The gi is great for training in warm weather or in a gym where the heat is always on high (like mine). They are also more duable than the lightweight gis on the market.
The body of the gi is slightly tapered and while the top is 100% cotton, the pants are a cotton-poly blend. There is no belt included when you buy the Atama Single Weave gi, so be aware.
Prana Kimonos really reflects a simple, urban design. Their designs are very clean and powerful.
Prana, which means “breath” in Hindi, references the universal life source that flows through every human being. Prana Kimonos believes that one’s BJJ is a reflection of their ‘Prana.’ They see BJJ as an extension of the soul, vitality, and energy that flows through you.
They also offer some really cool, clean designed shirts with bold lettering and slick logos. They’re recently put up extra pants from their OG model Brazilian Jiu Jitsu gi that are definitely worth checking out. We expect future offerings from Prana to be of the same high quality as their first run.
They emphasize technique over strength, and simplicity in everything. Prana Kimonos! Protect Ya Neck!Find top BJJ gi brands available at MMA Warehouse!
Awesome, Awesome and more Awesome.
First off, it’s got a CUTE ******* Panda on the sleeves. If you don’t like Panda’s on your sleeves then this Gi isn’t for you, but I think it looks dope. They use a great drawstring system and have beautiful seam taping to boot. I would absolutely recommend this Gi and the company who produces it to anyone. It’s got clean styling and quality craftsmanship. It comes with a large Gi bag that is especially nice. Looks wise, and this may sound ridiculous, but it doesn’t look ridiculous.Looking for lightweight gis to train in? Find them at MMA Warehouse!
Guest Review by Steve of DoYouBJJ.com
I needed a standby gi for when my “favorite” gis were dirty, wet, both, or in the wash. Of course I took to the internet and on one of the main grappling forums, a poster had started a discussion about the high quality gis being sent out by Padilla & Sons. He mentioned the awesome pricing for a gi of this quality while also bringing up the outstanding customer service he had received. He wrote how he had some questions about his gi, called the number, and basically Mrs. Padilla answered. He said she hooked him up and solved his issues quickly. So I checked them out.Find other gold weave gis available at Amazon!
Bull Terrier is a Japanese company that has sponsored a who’s who of BJJ players including: Rodolfo Vieira, Claudio Calasans, Rafael Mendes, Guilherme Mendes, Rubens Cobrinha Charles, Roberto Satoshi Souza, and Bruno Frazatto.
Bull Terrier are known for having a TON of different styles of gis and also for being one of the flashiest gi brands on the market (which suits me just FINE!!!). A Bull Terrier gi can easily be identified by its incredibly flashy patches, but others are very very simple in design and content.
A Bull Terrier Gi isn’t cheap, but is generally regarded as being worth the price. Bull Terrier was one of the first companies to use contrast stitching, large patches, interior gi lining, limited editions, etc. ALL ON THE SAME GI!Purchase your very own Bull Terrier Ultimate Light Gi at AmazonContinue reading
The Atama Mundial 9 is Atama’s most recent offering since the Mundial #7 (successor to the Mundial #5). The most noticeable change from the mundial 7 to the Atama Mundial 9 is the change in looks.
The Mundial 9 is the exact same material as the Mundial 7 and the same cut. The most noticeable difference is the change in embroidery.
Just like the Mundial 7, the 9 has no seam in the back, and the jacket is made from one piece of material.Want to get your hands on the Atama Mundial 9? Get it from Amazon!