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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
    2019 Rift, well worth the wait.

    Posted by Brandon Foss on Jan 29th 2022

    I'd held off getting a really nice gi till I hit purple belt so I was really looking forward to this gi. I've had some good ones and some real cheapos, but this is the first one I expected something of. I gotta say, it's as good as they claim. The kimono is super soft, I always get a comment from someone the first time they feel it. The cut is very comfortable and moves well. I normally go somewhere between an A2 long and an A3 so I went with the large and it's a great fit. One of the biggest problems I've had with previous gis is the arms and legs shrinking up. I'd cold washed and hang dried them and it still happened eventually. The Rift has been getting washed and hot dried along with my regular laundry from the start, 2-3 times a week for the last month, and it hasn't budged an inch. The pants are interesting. They're single front, as opposed to the double front knees on your average Pakistan produced gi, and they're cut like a mid-high waisted jean. Definitely go with the recommended sizing, I wear 34x32 jeans and went with a 34x30 set. The recommended length was 28 and I would suggest that shorter length if you want to wear them lower on your hips, at your normal beltline. I pull them up a bit higher than my normal pants, so there's no restriction to my leg movement from sagging. The velcro fly makes them much easier to put on than the normal trash bag top gi pants. If I could make one change I'd probably ask for a lower rise, and then put a gusset in the groin for additional freedom of movement.

  • 5
    2019 black rift gi

    Posted by Scott Gray on Jan 27th 2022

    Awesome gi. This is my 2nd rift gi. These are the best gi out there.

  • 4

    Posted by Jeremy Wright on Jan 26th 2022

    Pants should be made from same material as jacket. They fade at different rates. Otherwise comfortable.