21.11.2022 |

Best BJJ gi deals right now – Black Friday offers and other discounts (in Europe)

I try to keep this post up to date if I happen to find any outstanding offers.

See also: BJJ Gi Size – how to get it right. What is the correct BJJ belt length – most popular post in this blog.
Foto: Scramble

I have found War House (Poland) having very good prices for BJJ products and have ordered from there. You can use Google translate to understand the page.

Active discounts


Tatami – for 20% discount you can use coupons welcomeback, hinger20 or maggie20. Tatami quite often has sitewide discounts from 30% to 50% so it is worth to check their page. I like Tatami store because they have flat rate shipping (15 eur).

Scramblesorry20 for sitewide 20% off. If you combine it with other codes such as reusing15 (to support Kendall Reusing), claudio15 then the discount may increase. You need to try and test. If it does not work then you can find more coupons here. I like Scramble store because they have flat rate shipping (10 eur) but you have to pay for returns if gi does not fit.

Progress – Use Ffion Davies‘ coupon FFION15 to get 15% off.

Kingz – leave items in the cart and in some days they will send you -20% code. But, their cheapest shipping to Estonia at the moment (21.01.23) is 59.95 and their EU store is not working.

Black Friday 2022

  • Progress will have everything -30% off in EU store from 23.11.22.
  • Tatami has Raid gi -50% (150 75) off and some pieces of nogi -50%. Otherwise regular -20%
  • Kingz 30% off storewide, and up to 70% off select styles. Just use the discount code EARLY22 at checkout. Kore gi is 80 56 eur.
  • Scramble also promising discounts on Friday

I don’t know any good gi deals at the moment. If you know any good discounts then please leave it in the comments.

I regularly check the websites of my favourite brands like Progress, Tatami, Kingz, Venum, and Manto.

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05.01.2022 |

Ippon Gear BJJ gis – Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Gis

Just a Starpro gi with Ippon Gear logos on it?

TL;DR: I am 178 cm, ~70 kg and Ippon Gear Rookie size A2 BJJ gi is the only gi that fits well so far. Tatami Absolute Nova A2 is huge/baggy and Progress Academy A1L is just short. See more about BJJ gi sizing…

At the beginning of the year, Ippon Gear Brazilian jiu-jitsu gis appeared in our local fightwear shop. Usually, only Tatami gis have been available and also Starpro to fill the most affordable end. Ippon has been well known for its judo kimonos so this caught my attention.

Ippon Gear Rookie BJJ gi

Ippon Gear gis seem quite affordable. The jacket, pants and white belt are just 79 euros altogether.

Alternative options for beginner uniform would be Tatami Absolute, Kingz Kore, Kingz The One (105 euros) that also have  white belt included. If you are convenient with ordering from the UK then Valor has couple of models with belt included (Bravura and Bravura Classic model) and Progress as well.

I have seen their blue and white Ippon Gear Rookie gi in the gym. They are a great fit, have nice fabric and nice cut. They have a very minimalistic design with just little logos on pants and jacket. This gi comes with a free white belt which makes it an even better deal. So initially looked like worth buying. I have ordered the black one and looking forward to wearing it.

First impressions

I have worn only Tatami Absolute gi so far. So the first impressions with Ippon Gear Rookie were a bit… surprising… and disappointing.

Jacket is just 60% cotton, 40% polyester, fabric density 350g/m². Feels semi decent and thinner when compared to Tatami which is 100% cotton and feels really good. Both are pearl weave.

Pants 52% polyester, 48% cotton, fabric density 220 g/m². Feel is like regular thin cloth, cheap, fragile. Nothing like Tatami’s 10oz (283.5 g/m²) cotton tapered pants.

Starpro labels inside Ippon Gear kimono.

For some reason labels inside the jacket and pants have Starpro logo on them. So it at least Ippon Gear Rookie gi seems like it is just Starpro gi with Ippon Gear logos embroidered on it.

Two months later

This gi actually has pretty good fit and decent feel on the mat. I am 178 cm, 68 kg and wearing A2. I belive I can recommend this gi.


  1. https://www.eju.net/ippon-gears-rise-to-popularity-and-prestige/
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