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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

    Posted by Jamie Tierney on Jan 12th 2021

    Beautiful quality. I can not overstate how much better the fit of the pants are to a regular GI. No shrink. Make sure you order the size you need. The material is amazingly light and comfortable. I will buy another one the day they make one in blue. I was skeptical of the high price of the Rift for a long time. I took a chance and I am glad I did. American made and outstanding quality. Thanks

  • 5
    Rift gi

    Posted by Joe walker on Jan 8th 2021


  • 5
    Rift Gi

    Posted by Matt on Dec 25th 2020

    I own both the black and white Rift gis. There is no other gi that exists that compares to the Rift gi, yes, even against Origins other gis. All I need now is a blue Rift...

  • 5
    White rift

    Posted by Jp Donaldson on Dec 11th 2020

    I am a 51 year old female and decided to give jiu jitsu a chance. My husband mentioned Origin and I decided that was going to be my choice after talking with the customer service department. And reading the reviews. Once I received the GI I was blown away at how nice it is. Of course it was not a perfect fit but again their customer service department was on it and worked with me on sizing. They shipped me a few options and sizes to try. I found a perfect fit and it’s by far my favorite gi to roll in. In fact, I purchased another one in black. Great company and excellent product. Worth the wait!!

  • 5
    2019 White Rift

    Posted by Joe walker on Nov 18th 2020

    Best Gi I own! Need a BLUE RIFT!!!

  • 5
    2019 White Rift

    Posted by Nina Moura on Nov 14th 2020

    Comfortable, This GI dresses very well for both women and men. Where do I go everyone asks me about this amazing Gi !

  • 5
    Good fit and good material

    Posted by Jesse Jorgensen on Oct 28th 2020

    Transitioning from my old Tatami gi to Origin has been a fantastic decision. The fabric is leagues better, it's much more comfortable and I wish it was socially acceptable to casually wear it. Furthermore, the customer service has been wonderful. My order didn't come with the Swiveloc belt and they shipped one free of charge. Coming from an Australian, well done to the USA.

  • 5
    Engineered To Be The Last Gi

    Posted by Ericson C. on Oct 9th 2020

    Ordered it as soon as they were available on July 6th. Been watching it like a hawk. And the Rift has earned its distinction from the first roll. The comfort, feel, fit and wicking performance are unparalleled. So much cooler during the scorching summer temperatures compared to all other gis. The freedom of movement on the mat is the epitome of smoothness. Through hours and hours of open mat sessions and classes the Rift holds up to any and all challenges. It's the only gi I've been wearing since delivery and has shown nothing but top quality from daily rolls and washes. I trust it to hold up to the wear and tear of a lifetime of BJJ. Origin for life!

  • 4
    2019 White Rift

    Posted by Chris on Aug 11th 2020

    Love the material. Lite, durable, comfortable and looks great. Unfortunately I'm 6'3" 180lbs and it's all lapels! Wife got me the Gi for Christmas and it's my primary option for the last 8 months. However, while it's lite and comfortable it's too big and feels like it's all lapels when rolling. If it fit properly I'd want several, but current sizing options (no A2L option) make it feel like I may need to explore other options going forward.