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The Future of Jiu-Jitsu

ORIGIN RIFT BJJ GI - Made in America

We asked ourselves, what would we build if we started from scratch. If we stripped away cost, not having the right technology or machinery. If we said the only hurdle was our minds, what would we design for the sport of Jiu-Jitsu.

10,000 hours of gi manufacturing knowledge in one room, and a blank slate. We approached the equation with open minds. How does the body move on the ground? How does the body move when wrapped in the fabric? How does the fabric move against the vinyl mat? How do these three things work together? More importantly,  how do they work AGAINST one another? Where does it bind and how can we free your body from friction?

What fiber works best? How should it be woven? And most importantly, how should we map it, not just to the human form… how should it map to your body DURING DYNAMIC MOTION?

It started with the idea that to wrap a piece of paper around a sphere and get it smooth would be impossible. But taking that same paper and cutting strips will allow you to spiral the paper around the sphere, becoming smooth and streamlined. This concept led us in the direction of a multi panel, body mapping system called the ORIGIN™ Spiral Wrap Cut©. Which utilizes seven panels of fabric, starting from the spine, the panels spiral symmetrically around your body.

We also asked, how should it stretch, or should it stretch? If the fiber was right, if the yarn was right, if the textile was woven right, why would we need extra reinforcement panels? Can we make it stronger and lighter, stripped down, lightweight like a performance car?

The answer to all these questions took 12 months, undocumented hours of research and development, and 100,000 dollars in custom machinery. We didn’t know the answer until we could test the equation in physical form. The answer was… YES!

We developed a proprietary, pre-shrunk PolySynth© yarn, engineered to be 10x stronger than our existing yarn, and 100x stronger than the industry standard. When twisted, the hexagonal structure of the staple fibers interlock with one another, allowing moisture to pass between the weave, but not get absorbed into the yarn itself. This would be the foundation for DragonWeave© GEN 3.

When the first fabric came off the loom, it was almost too good to be true. We abused it, washed it, dried it, and like Damascus steel, the fabric got better with time. We could say it was engineered, but that’s too technical, we could say it was forged, but that’s too literal. It’s the union of ideas, technology, engineering, bio-mechanics, and inspired by the art of Jiu-Jitsu itself. Simply put, the RIFT was SYNTHESIZED.

The culmination of 5 years of learning, weaving, manufacturing, bleeding, and training birthed not just a textile, but a product that should never exist. And the only reason it was created was because we decide to build a factory in the woods of Maine 5 years ago. The RIFT was born because it had to be.

All seams are locked together in such symmetry and flow, that the seams themselves terminate to a singular point. Watching the RIFT come together is like watching a Russian ballet. It’s so perfect that after the final stitch has been complete, not a single thread is left to trim.

The Difference is Our Proprietary Technologies


Performance Yarn 100x Stronger
GEN 3 Performance Textile
Dynamic Motion Body Mapping Cut


High Tensile Strength PolyCore
Always Airy / Dry As You Train
Performance Pants Blend
Belt Closure System


The Rift Gi isn't just different, our sizing for this Gi has also changed.
The Rift will fit different from Origin Gis of the past.

We've based our patterns off of standard American sizing and because these Gis are an out of the box fit, there will be no shrinking of the product.

Therefore, it is important to order your Rift Gi based off of your standard T-Shirt or Jacket size.
These sizing guidelines should be used as a guide only, not an end-all.

For more information on sizing, please watch our sizing video.

Under 130 lbs - X-SMALL
5'4" - 5'7", 135-155 - SMALL
5'7" - 5'11", 160-185 - MEDIUM
5'7"- 6'0", 190 - 220 - LARGE
5'9 - 6'3", 225 - 240 - X-LARGE
5'9" - 6'4", 245 - 280 - 2X-LARGE
5'9" - 6'5", 285 - 315 - 3X-LARGE

NOTES: If you are under 5'10" and fit into the XL, 2XL or 3XL, please call the factory or send us a message and reference your order number to have your sleeves hemmed 2" per sleeve.

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  • 5
    The Perfect Gi

    Posted by Konstantin Rud on May 19th 2020

    An amazing Gi that definitely feels luxurious. It's like wearing a super durable silk robe every time you roll. Gi doesn't shrink so you can wash it and just throw it in the dryer, it's great. This is the only gi I need as I continue to look like a baller on the mat.

  • 5
    Black Rift Gi lives up to the hype

    Posted by Olin Breece on Mar 27th 2020

    This is hands down the best Gi I have ever owned in 20+ years. I can wash it in cold water and it will be almost dry straight out of the washer. The pro pants are also fantastic. Fitting is just as described. I know it’s a stretch for some people’s budgets but I can wear this two days in a row even with washing because it dries so fast (I hang dry only). I bought this after one of my training partners got the white rift. I couldn’t believe how soft it was to the touch and he raved about it. People will come up and feel the fabric of the top because it’s not like any other Gi. I sweat a lot and this is great for wicking and staying as dry as possible. I am tall (6’4”) and love how I could customize the pants size and mix with the proper Gi top size. The swiveloc belt surprised me in how it works so well. I love this Gi and to be honest I’ve also delved into the hoodies which are also amazing. You really have to get one to see how much the quality and passion can make a difference over other (even premium) brands.

  • 5
    I love it, everyone I know wants one. The price is at the top of the market but so far it’s been worth it, we will see how it wears over the years.

    Posted by Paul Mahoney on Mar 15th 2020

    I love it, everyone I know wants one. The price is at the top of the market but so far it’s been worth it, we will see how it wears over the years.

  • 5
    black rift

    Posted by Rich on Mar 10th 2020

    Best gi I have ever owned by far.

  • 5

    Posted by George Klare on Feb 12th 2020

    I've been waiting to get this for some time but holy shit! So worth the wait. The material is super soft, all of my training partners commented on how soft it was and asked my thoughts. SUPER DUPER love the gi and all of the products I've bought so far. Rash guard, beanie, workout drinks, all of it is sooo good. Bring Made in America back ya'll!

  • 5
    Absolute best

    Posted by Jordan Stanley on Feb 12th 2020

    The Rift is the Apex Predator of Jiu Jitsu Gi's. Nothing even comes close. Great fit and function. I have people ask me about it constantly. Worth every penny.

  • 5
    The Black Rift

    Posted by Josh on Jan 29th 2020

    The Black Rift I slid the incredibly light suit of dragon weave onto my shoulders, “man this thing is incredibly light” was my first thought followed by “I could wear this as a bath robe its so f*&^(*g comfortable”. After the white belts were done admiring - with droplets of drool falling from their lips, its beauty and its soft, flexible, yet strong nature. I slapped and bumped the first of many victims’ fists and proceeded to pass his guard with little effort due to the smooth DragonWeave reducing his grips and friction to that of melted butter. My lapel slid from its sheath with ease, asking to be slipped around his gullet and pulled taught. I obliged with a terrible smile forming, releasing one hook as I passed it through, feeling an anxious tap seconds later. Yes, the description on the website was right, only a Synthesis of materials concocted from the mind of a genius, or several geniuses as it were. As we bumped fists, the giant before me easily twice my size was breathing heavily after his last roll. Using my agility and speed, I quickly take his back, his grips are easily broken again I notice. My hooks are in, “How am I going to finish him” I ask myself? Then, a thought occurs about a technique that successful completion has been evading me for months. My right hand slips unnoticed around his head and finds the sleeve of my left hand. A simple rotation and pushing completes the Ezekiel getting another tap for the day. This is the only Gi I will ever purchase, thank you Origin! Josh

  • 5
    Comfortable and Smooth

    Posted by Aaron Ramey on Jan 29th 2020

    Really enjoy this gi as my new #1 "go-to" rolling gi. The size difference between the top and bottom allow me to feel more at ease in my rolls rather than compromising the comfort of the bottom due to an oversized top because of the limited "A" sizes. Additionally, the tops fabric is amazing and comfortable. Unfortunately, the top fabric is so nice, my opponents love to grab the sleeves more ;)

  • 5
    Origin RIFT (black version)

    Posted by Erik Goodin on Jan 16th 2020

    My Origin RIFT gi is even nicer and more comfortable than I expected.  Stunning craftsmanship!  The Spiral Wrap Cut and DragonWeave totally separate this kimono from any of the others I own!