About Us



The Lucky Gi Story, An On Going Story About My Obsession with Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Gis.

I’m a lucky guy, I grew up training with two of the Worlds Best in Jiu Jitsu Guys! Man I got stories! But this is about Lucky Gis for now.

One day I sat down On the Mat with B.J. Penn and David Camarillo and we started talking

Bj Penn Train in Lucky Gi

about Jiu Jistu gis! How we would change this or that on the gis we got, they came from Brazil mostly but sometimes Japan too. They all fit different, some fit funny in some places or how the pants limited movement in the guards. At that time people were doing a lot of different collars.

Those conversations on the mat back in the 90’s would go on every time someone would bring a new gi in the gym. We talked about probably 40 or 50 gis in including Judo gis. I think they would get annoyed by all my questions.

Later I moved to Brazil. While living in Brazil for 3 years I visited many of Brazil’s gi factories. I got over 50 sample gis made while in Brazil. I had so many gis, that when I moved back to the USA, I left 4 giant bags of gis for the local kids. Most of them were white and green and the kids looked at them all weird.

Living in Brazil was a real learning experience for me. In my life and in how to make a gi. I Started at the beginning with the cottons, to the fabric weaves and different materials, and lastly the cutting and sewing of the gi. There are a lot of good gi makers in Brazil and they really know their stuff. I learned a lot there.

Then I traveled to Pakistan. Where I was almost kidnapped! (More on that to come!) I went there to learn even more about gi manufacturing. I heard to many “You Can’t Do That!”s While I was in Brazil. So in order to produce the highest quality most comfortable gi, I needed find a factory that was open minded an would be willing to try some stuff they never done before.

The original Lucky Gis were redesigned staring from from the cotton it is made from, to the weave of the fabric. The fit of the gi was very different and the styles are very unique. But I still wanted to do more. I could see where the problems with Pakistan were. The worst part was the blatant dishonesty.

After Pakistan I visited some very good factories in China. These factories have been making gis forever and that is where all the Japanese brands have been made for years.  They have a strong back ground in Martial Arts in China over a very long time, so they are very very experienced.

Along with more knowledge they also have a much higher quality machines than in Pakistan. This improves the quality a lot.

China has also allowed us to create the first environmentally conscious designed Jiu Jitsu gi. The gi is using a new fabric for Jiu Jitsu gis. This fabric is new to us in BJJ, but in China it is an old fabric they know all about. It is Asia! The new Lucky Gis are made from Bamboo. Bamboo is much more environmentally friendly than cotton and even hemp.

Welcome to a new era in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Gis.

Check out the Bamboo Series Lucky Gis (™) for more information.

17 Responses to About Us

  1. Sam Martin says:

    Hi
    I am just enquiring as to whether there are any signature series gi’s still available with free postage? I am from Australia so if not how much is postage to here. Also what is the wait on the presale gi’s?

    Cheers

  2. Carlo A says:

    Greetings from Canada
    I would like to try your gi’s, but in aikido logos are not too welcome.. Is it possible to order a Lucky Gi without all the embroidered logos ??

    thanks

  3. Brendan says:

    Huge fan of your Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Gis!!

  4. dennis says:

    How can i get an original white lucky gi?

    • admin says:

      Dennis,
      The original white gis have been discontinued. How ever you can still find some at the OTM Fight Shops and sometimes on eBay.

  5. Roy Francis says:

    Hello,
    I was wondering how much the Lucky Gi Shrinks.
    Thanks,
    Roy Francis

  6. Andres mahecha says:

    I got my lucky gi two days ago couldnt wait until after christmas so i used it today during open mat session at lotus club bjj new york. Scott you are a genious! I ve been training for over twelve years and had all differents kinds including top brands like atama, koral and keico what you have done with this new bamboo gi its out of this world. At first i was like damn that is a lot of money but after using it today it was worth it 100 percent. It felt completely different i told one of the guys i was rolling with i feel like i am wearing a t- shirt. I normally use a gi one time only per training session, because of the smell and the sweat i got home and the gi was dry and didnt smell like bad. I was like how is this possible? I am buying me another for sure in a few months. Merry christmas and happy new year. Congartulations on making such an incredible GI. To all the haters that talk shit because they are to cheap to buy one, you have no idea…..

    Ps: thanks for the stickers! If u ever come to NY mi casa su casa, stop by our school. Ossssss.

  7. Ron Buechel says:

    Hey I currently own a white gi and it’s awesome. So much that I want to order another. I really want a blue one with green writing, and my second choice is the rude boy. My question is when will more blue Gis be available, because need another gi soon. I just don’t want to order a rude boy if the blue gis are comin back soon. Thanks!

  8. Kyle says:

    Hey,

    I was wondering if you are going to have any more of the blue Fleur de Lis bamboo series in stock. They look so sick, but I can’t find them anywhere! I would buy the Rude Boy gi, but my gym doesn’t allow anything but white or blue.

  9. Mark says:

    “Thank you for the tip! We will make the change for sure!

    scotty”

    Bluffing or not, it will be interesting to see what LuckyGi produces next!

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