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ORIGIN "DEF DNA" BJJ GI - Made in America

There is no better value or competition gi in the world of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.

Our DEF DNA is a brand new take on an old school weave. Featuring American Smart Pearl© Gen 3.

The DEF DNA comes standard with Origin Pro Pants. For athletes who demand more during competition, choose the DEF DNA. 100% designed, woven and manufactured in the USA.

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 American Smart Pearl© 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.

The Difference is Our Proprietary Technologies


Performance Yarn 100x Stronger
American Pearl©
GEN 3 Performance Textile
Body Mapping Cut


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

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  • 5
    Great quality Gi

    Posted by Alex on Nov 28th 2018

    The sizing chart was spot on. The quality is top notch and very comfortable to wear. I would highly recommend this Gi.

  • 5
    Dear God its beautiful....

    Posted by JAMES on Oct 15th 2018

    I feel like Mugatu when Derek Zoolander unleashed Magnum to the world... the Gi is stunning.

    I own two Athelta Gi and a Kano. I prefer this Gi to them both. Its just a very nice gi. The pearl weave is amazing and im 5'10 200lb and the medium fits perfectly.
    If you love Jocko this Gi will give you super powers, especially if you have a mullet.


  • 5
    Just Buy it

    Posted by Daniel on Oct 5th 2018

    Bottom Line: I could not be more happy with this purchase. This is the GI to buy. Outstanding construction, comfortable, easy to clean and easy to dry. If you are on the fence, I would say go ahead and try it. And this is a BOLD statement, coming from me, a guy who NEVER buys clothing and seldom spends money.

    Background: I started doing BJJ about 12 years ago but just got back into it. Have had a ~9 year break from doing 'GI BJJ' due to operational tempo from being in The US Military. My career has 'temporarily' settled down and I decided to re-enroll in formal BJJ training. I still have my old gis but decided to try out an Origin Gi. Was completely blown away. I had no idea that it was even possible for the Gi to be so comfortable. Especially with the pants.

    I hope Origin eventually gets an opportunity to make military uniforms. I have read about and heard some things about this company's history. It gives me satisfaction knowing that I am engaging in commerce with a company whose cause I believe in. I originally got my undergraduate degree in polymer/fiber/textile engineer only to discover that jobs in this industry were drying up in America. Glad to someone is reversing this trend.

  • 5
    Gives me super powers

    Posted by James on Oct 5th 2018

    I own 4 origin gis. This one is my favorite. Something about the stiching makes me "get after it" more. Fits great.
    Only thing i kinda wish it had stiching on the pants but its not a big deal.
    Its like having a mini Jocko yelling in your ear

  • 5
    Best gi on the market

    Posted by Brad S on Oct 4th 2018

    The best quality and fit gi on the market. Made in the USA. No brainer.

  • 4
    Jocko Gi

    Posted by Jason Brown on Oct 2nd 2018

    This is a very comfortable gi top to roll in. The weave is very soft and easy to move around in. Very simple stitch design and placement to allow for patches to be placed anywhere. The pro style pants are my favorite cut and once you try the swivel belt, you won't want anything else.

  • 5
    White DEF Gi

    Posted by Jon Silverson on Sep 26th 2018

    I'm a BJJ black belt and have been training over 22 years. This is the most comfortable gi I've ever worn. Out of the bag I knew it was different than any of my other gi's. The pants were a little baggy but nothing a trip through the dryer didn't take care of. I will be purchasing more Origin Gi's in the future for sure!

  • 5
    Jocko def Gi

    Posted by Matt Rowan. on Sep 23rd 2018

    This is my favorite Gi. It’s confortabeo and easy to take care of after work outs. The snap belt system is much easier. As a bigger guy at 240 pounds, the snap belt keeps my pants up. Never comes undone. The pants fit perfectly. Origin is my new Go to gi company.

  • 5
    White Discipline GI

    Posted by jonpeters@bellsouth.net on Aug 28th 2018

    My new favorite GI , great fitting and quick to dry ! This is my fourth Origin Gi and I ive them all .