The Top 5 Brazilian Jiu Jitsu GI Brands

Published: 09th November 2011
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What are the best brands of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Kimono available in the market today? There are literally hundreds of popular brands of BJJ GIís available across the US and the rest of the world. However, when it comes to the best here is my top 5 GI brands.

Keiko: Keiko Raca Kimonoís is one of the worldís premier and most respected BJJ GI manufacturers. With their roots in Brazil theyíve been producing BJJ GI since 1989. Originally they started out by making GIís for other brands including Mizuno, Sims, South to south, Tropical brazil and Curtlo amongst other popular brands. But in 1995 they decided to make the "Keiko Raca" Brand of BJJ GI. Keiko is always looking to develop new textile technologies aiming to get the best performance, comfort and style from their BJJ Kimonoís. Keiko Raca also sponsors some of the worldís best Brazilian Jiu Jitsu athletes including Rubens Charles (Cobrinha), Braulio Estima, Serginho Moraes, Tarsis Humphreys, Eduardo Telles and many more.

Koral: Koral Fight company was founded in 1997 and quickly established its self as one of the top Brazilian Jiu Jitsu GI manufacturers. Koral Fight co focused on the cut of their BJJ GI with adjusted sleeves, trousers and skirt giving their GIís a tailored fit. They also developed a fast drying anti-microbial neck lapel material. This is what makes them unique and was well received by their customers. Koral Fight Company has become a worldwide name, exporting to over 25 countries sponsoring the best athletes and fight events. Some of their top sponsored athletes include Rogel Alexander Monsalve, Alexandre de Souza, Andrei Andrezzo and Luciano Nunes Nucci to name a few.

Vulkan: The Vulkan Fight Company was established in 2003 with the sole purpose to create A BJJ GI that would revolutionize the market. They did this by focusing on the weave that they used on their GIs. They have produced many BJJ GIís but one of their best was the Vulkan Ultra Light where they used a variation of a Pearl weave that they call the "Honeycomb" Weave. The result was one of the worldís best GIís. Itís light in weight, strong and comfortable. Vulkan also cares about the planet it serves by using production methods designed and engineered to protect the environment. Top Vulkan sponsored athletes include Thiago Morbin Domingues, Andre Vaughan, Joe Moreira, Walter Vital and Ulpiano Malachias.

Shoyoroll: Shoyoroll was a company started in 1999 by friends on the islands of Guam and later relocated to Los Angeles. The name Shoyoroll actually means "Show your roll". They started out by making T Shirts and stickers from their home out of their garage. Today the biggest part of their business is producing BJJ GIís. Shoyoroll operate a little bit differently to other GI Brands. They make their GIís in batches, limit the numbers produced and you can only buy their GIís by pre ordering them. This has gained them a cult following because their GIís have become very exclusive and some of them collectorís items. If you want to stand out then a Shoyoroll is definitely for you. Some of their top sponsored athletes include Ben Askren, Caio Terra, Cole Miller, Clark Gracie and Ryan Hall.

Lucky GI: Was founded in 2001 and quickly established its self as one of the most stylish BJJ GI brands. Lucky GI was one of the first brands to not only focus on the performance side of the GI but also on the styling. This quickly propelled them in to the upper echelons of the worldís best GI brands. Recently they have started using a new material to produce their GIís. This fabric is new for being used in the production of BJJ GIís, but in China it is an old fabric they know all about. The new Lucky GIís are made from Bamboo. Bamboo is much more environmentally friendly than cotton and even hemp. Some of their top athletes include Marcelo Garcia, Rafael Lovato JR and Jeff Glover.

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