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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 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 David Barrett on Oct 8th 2019

    I love the look, style, fit, and emblems. Training partners have said its slippery when wet, don’t know if that’s by design. A lot cooler than my Pro Comp DNA. I’m about 5’ 10” 225lbs with a 28” in seam. The sleeves on the A4 were 1 1/2 inch too long and the pants were also about an 1 1/2 inch too long, but after speaking with Keirra I was able to send it back for tailoring. I have about 7 products from Origin and they truly are top quality!

  • 5
    2019 White Rift (Gi)

    Posted by Marco H. on Sep 2nd 2019

    I have been using the gi for several weeks now. It is soft, strong, and does not hold moisture. The weave is attractive. I am noticing some wear already at the sleaves. It's not fraying yet, more like getting fuzzy. It fits very well because of Origin's sizing rigor (see the video on sizing). The pants are a different material than the top (a surprise to me) but I like it all. The stitching on the back of the jacket will give me a problem when I try to sew on a patch because it doesn't leave room in the center of the jacket back for my team patch. If I could do it again, I would look for a model with different stitching. I hope to save up for another gi and it will be from Origin.

  • 5
    My favorite Gi

    Posted by Angelo Pompeo on Jul 26th 2019

    Like pretty much everyone else here, this has become my main gi. I wash it in hot water in there hasn't been any shrinkage. I dry it on super-low heat. It feels great, it smells great, it rolls great! Lots of hesitation buying it, zero regret.

  • 5
    2019 White Rift

    Posted by Nav on Jul 8th 2019

    Best gi currently on the market.

  • 4
    White rift

    Posted by Scott E Ooley on Jul 1st 2019

    I just came back from an Aikido seminar wearing the white rift gi. The gi work very well, it didn't get to hot and wet. The only change that I would make is going one size up for the jacket or lose thirty pounds. Scott

  • 5
    Great gi!

    Posted by Parker on May 24th 2019

    My new favorite

  • 5
    2019 Rift

    Posted by Daniel Pope on May 24th 2019

    I absolutely love this Gi. It fits perfectly and they do a great job in the video on the website explaining how to size. It looks amazing and I get tons of compliments on it. Really hope it comes out in Blue so I can get another one.

  • 5
    2019 White Rift

    Posted by Jerry on May 21st 2019

    So far, so good! I've only had it for a couple of weeks, but it's the comfiest gi that I've ever owned, and the fabric seems really durable. I love the cut, and have gotten lots of compliments. Happy to support another American manufacturer, keep up the good work!

  • 5
    Origin Rift GI

    Posted by Rafael Gabriel Ramos on May 14th 2019

    Far superior to anything I have ever tried. The price is justified by the quality. I highly recommend it.