Do you trust who you buy from?

by Brendan

Trusted BJJ Gi Retailers

robert drysdale versus roger gracie ripped koral gi

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Buying from a retailer or brand you trust is one of the most overlooked aspects of buying a gi.

At some point, your gi will rip.

Even Robert Drysdale’s brand new Koral gi ripped in his match with Roger Gracie in the 2007 Mundials.

“I don’t know if you guys saw this in the finals of 2007 but he ripped my gi. He just ripped my sleeve apart. That was a brand new gi that I had never worn before! That’s not normal! How many people can do that? It’s not like it’s used or anything, it was brand new.” – Drysdale

For example:

I’ve had multiple pairs of pants rip in the past.

Company A told me to ship the ripped pants back to them, along with $20 for a replacement pair.

Company B replied instantly to my email, asked me to take a quick picture of the tear, and then overnight-shipped me a replacement pair.

Why would I ever buy from Company A again? They wanted me to pay $30 for their faulty product, which was insulting.

By making sure to shop with trusted retailers when buying a new gi to avoid a disaster like the one described above.

Here is a quick list of retailers that we personally know and trust:

U.S. BJJ Retailers

MMA Outlet


Fighter’s market

MMA Warehouse

U.K. BJJ Retailers


Black Eagle

Tatami Fightwear

Grappler’s Delight

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