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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
    Black Rift Gi

    Posted by Jesse Graham on Jan 29th 2021

    Ok, this is hands down the best gi I have ever used. The jacket material is unlike any other I have encountered. Whilst comfort is hardly a primary consideration in a grappling's still nice to have. More importantly, it is very well suited for the hot Australian climate, both breathing well during rolls and drying fast once washed. Yes, this is very expensive, but it is without reservation the *best*.

  • 5
    New favorite gi

    Posted by Clint on Jan 21st 2021

    This gi fits and feels so much better than any other gi I own. Customer service was excellent as well. Pro pants were bigger than I expected, so I made an exchange and had my new pants within a week. I plan on buying the rift in white next.

  • 5
    Rift Gi

    Posted by Jason on Jan 7th 2021

    Amazing fit and comfort. A bit surprised by the added psychological effects on opponents the first few seconds when they grab on and realize the inferior quality of their own.

  • 5
    2019 BLACK RIFT

    Posted by CASEY on Jan 7th 2021

    The Gi top is the best I've ever seen. I wish the pants matched the same fabric. That's the only thing I would change. It's the best Gi I own now.

  • 5
    Black Rift Gi

    Posted by Jerry on Dec 25th 2020

    I have 7 Origin Gi’s and this one is hands down my favorite. Extremely light yet durable. More comfortable than most clothes I own lol

  • 4
    2019 Black Rift

    Posted by Jesus Arenas on Dec 20th 2020

    Amazing Gi!!! Extremely comfortable and doesn’t shrink. The only problem I have is that I ordered a Medium Jacket “per the sizing chart” and I’m 180 pounds and 5’11 with lengthy arms. The jacket sleeves are a little short for me.

  • 5
    The Rift

    Posted by Thomas canady on Dec 17th 2020

    WOW! This is an amazing GI! I will soon do a review on YouTube. I have had dozens of name brand GIs over the years. Nothing is even close to the quality & the craftsmanship that these GIs provide. Im not even sure this is a GI fits & looks more like a custom tuxedo than anything. Definitely looking into the boots & pants with art like this. I can't wait. Damn fine job to the Origins team.

  • 5
    Best gi I've ever owned

    Posted by Brad on Nov 27th 2020

    I've been rolling in this gi for many months now and without a doubt can say it's the best I've ever had the pleasure of owning. Lightweight, very breathable, and yet still the most durable in my collection. Bonus that it looks and fits great, guaranteed to nab tons of compliments on the mats. While the cost admittedly might be a little daunting, the quality is in my opinion absolutely worth every penny.

  • 5
    Rift gi

    Posted by Geoffrey on Nov 18th 2020

    This gi is unbelievably comfortable, which is a great thing especially while being smashed into the mat and being choked.. the last thought as the tunnel closes in is damn I have so much mobility.. also drying times are significantly shorter than other gi I’ve owned.. which is also nice when you’ve cried on your own sleeve and soaked it after not being as good at bjj as you thought you were.. all in all I will be purchasing another.. once I learn to escape side controll