Shoyoroll is notorious for being the most expensive BJJ Gi brand. They justify their high prices with the following factors: Limited Edition: All Shoyoroll Gis are limited editions and that rarity adds to their value. Quality: Say what you will, but Shoyoroll makes a difference Premium Quality BJJ Gis.
Shoyoroll gis are arguably the best premium BJJ gi brand. Their Gis are super durable and legendary and Shoyoroll sponsors more BJJ athletes than anyone else. All of their Gis are also limited editions. So if you want the BJJ equivalent of Supreme you need to get a shoyoroll gi.
Here are the top reasons everyone seems to love Shoyoroll. They were pioneers – When Shoyoroll started, Gis were pretty basic. They were mostly all white with very few spots or markings. Shoyoroll was one of the first to popularize colored gis, contrast stitching and unique embroidered logos.
Shoyroll was founded in 2006 by Vince “Bear” Quitugua. Bear started making t-shirts and hats to show off his creative side in his Guam garage. Budo Videos, an online martial arts retailer, began selling shoyoroll gis exclusively in North America in 2009.
How much do shoyoroll kimonos shrink? Depending on how you care for and dry your kimono, we estimate that there is a shrinkage factor of around 1-3 inches for all white gis and 1-2 inches for black or blue gis.
For our latest Essentials issue, we speak to Albino & Preto Chief of FUN and Jiu-Jitsu black belt Arvie Gimeno. albino & Preto was founded in 2011 as a jiu-jitsu uniform and lifestyle brand with a focus on bringing to life the commonalities of all jiu-jitsu advocates.
This ultra light Gi is a perfect competition Gi with an average weight of 2.5lbs to 3.9lbs.
It is estimated that approx. 70% of GIS in the US market are made in Pakistan. However, they haven’t yet mastered the 100% pre-shrink process, so expect these gis to shrink slightly.
It’s no secret that some of the most well-known Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu-Gi brands are based in the USA. At the time of writing, there are only two brands still making Gis in the US: Origin and Vanguard. But there are also over 20 US brands that design quality BJJ Gis and then have them made abroad.