In the Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu world, the gi game gets all the love. But in recent years, no-gi jiu-jitsu has been drawing more and more attention. Besides the ADCC championship – basically the Olympics for grappling – there are a ton of new promotions popping up around the world focusing on the more spectator-friendly and dynamic side of the sport. There is no denying that no-gi is experiencing an unprecedented boom in popularity. And with it… a growth in the number of brands putting out awesome no-gi gear!
Here are our top five favorite brands featuring awesome no-gi apparel and gear, and what you can get your hands on now!
#5 - Future Kimonos
A relative newcomer on the jiu-jitsu gear and apparel scene, Future Kimonos has nevertheless carved out a spot for itself as one of the most recognizable no-gi brands in the sport today. This is in part thanks to high-profile athletes like Gordon Ryan and Garry Tonon showcasing their kits at top jiu-jitsu and MMA events. We’re not complaining. Future Kimonos definitely has its own distinct aesthetic… and in the world of No-Gi, individual style is king.
What’s our top pick these days? Hands down, it’s the Future Kimonos Under Dawg Short Sleeve Rash Guard, featuring their trademark slasher style logo and fresh prints on the sleeves. Check it out:
#4 - Meerkatsu
If you’ve been in the jiu-jitsu game long enough, you’ll know what a legend BJJ artist Seymour Yang is. If you don’t, one look at his no-gi gear, and you’ll know why. The mastermind behind Meerkatsu melds East Asian culture with Brazilian jiu-jitsu vibes to create original works of wearable art. His wide artistic range and clever imagination guarantees something for everyone.
Our latest favorite? The Meerkatsu Demon Mask Spats, featuring Japanese festival kitsune and hannya masks along one leg with a wood block background, and kitsune mask-wearing warrior foot-locking a demon.
#3 - RVCA
Long known for its dominance in the surf scene, RVCA makes some pretty sick No-Gi jiu-jitsu gear and apparel. That comes as no surprise, as there’s a lot of cross-over between the surf and jiu-jitsu communities. Granted, RVCA likes to focus more on the apparel side, but they do make some premium no-gi and workout gear. Particularly for those who aren’t about that colorful, overly designed aesthetic, RVCA features classic colorways combined with fresh graphics and fonts.
What’s hot… er… cool? Check out the RVCA Compression Long Sleeve Top, made from high-stretch, moisture wicking polyester/elastane fabric, with ventilating mesh panels along key heat zones.
#2 - Kingz
It’s no secret that Kingz dominates the Brazilian jiu-jitsu gi market… and for good reason. Their premium fabrics, superior construction, meticulous attention to detail, and classic yet modern design makes for some awesome gis. But did you know they put all those same qualities into their no-gi gear? Plus, they have plenty of IBJJF-friendly options. Which is why you’ll see more Kingz no-gi apparel on the competition mats than any other brand.
What’s our top pick? It was hard to choose just one, but definitely check out the Kingz Relentless Short Sleeve Rash Guard, made from a durable polyester/spandex fabric and featuring a snug athletic fit, fully sublimated graphics, and super clean design, with a subtle black-on-black maze pattern.
#1 - Scramble
We can’t rank our favorite no-gi jiu-jitsu gear brands without putting Scramble at the top. A long-time no-gi focused brand hailing from the UK, Scramble has entered the gi scene in recent years, but there’s no denying their superiority when it comes to peppering their no-gi gear with unique design concepts and tongue-in-cheek humor.
Our favorite Scramble gear right now is actually two items, which make for a pretty wicked no-gi kit: the Scramble Tigre Rashguard and Tigre Shorts, featuring a stylized tiger head with a thunderbolt clamped in its jaws. I mean, how cool is that?
Whatever your personal no-gi style, you’ll be sure to find the latest and greatest no-gi gear at Fighters Market.