The company was founded by Frank Hatashita in 1969. Back then the company was together with Hatashita Sports. Fuji has produced high-quality BJJ gears for long years and apparently, BJJ gi is the company’s number one priority and you can read all about the quality Fuji BJJ Gis in this review.
- Fuji BJJ Uniform (All Around) (Really Popular!)
- Fuji Summerweight BJJ Uniform
- Fuji Suparaito Gi (Higher-end)
- Some Complaints
- Conclusive Thoughts
Fuji BJJ Uniform (All Around)
Durability: 8.9 / 10.0
Comfort: 9.3 / 10.0
Quality / Price Rating: 9.7 / 10.0
- Standard and good design
- Good fitting
- Reinforced stress points
- Quality cotton
- Incredibly popular!
Materials: This BJJ kimono is made of cotton blend and it is referred as Fuji premium cotton blend. According to my research, it is single weave and it is light, however, it is not light as Fuji Suparaito (the 3. gi). Pants are also made of cotton and the reported average durability on forums is 2 years for people who roll on the mats frequently. The collar is thick enough and it is hard to grab. The gi is thicker than the gis which are made of single weave and does not cause rashes. However, you should wear a rash guard during grappling sessions because you don’t want your gi to smell all the time right? So you can also wash the gi less frequent and the colors will stay vibrant longer as well. With that being said, after a couple of washes, this gi will fit better.
It has a premium cotton blend weave. Considering people’s experiences, it is close to a single weave but it is a bit heavier. As a side note, it is reported that Fuji BJJ Uniform shrinks less than the kimonos which are made of a single weave.
The Design and Performance: This standard design has been used for a really long time and many other companies also use the same design which just works well. It has a regular cut and has a close fit (but not too close). The elbows and some certain parts of the jacket, which have tension more than usual, are known as stress points and these have multilayers for extending the durability. Also, you can adjust the pants’ drawstring according to your waist even if it is really small.
Comfort: It is really comfy and lets more air in than average.
Fuji BJJ Uniform is IBJJFF approved and can be used for tournaments.
Considering everything Fuji BJJ Uniform has one of the highest cost efficiencies if not the highest. With that being said, according to my research, it is the best-selling gi. By the way, the other name of Fuji BJJ Uniform is Fuji All-Around.
Fuji Summerweight BJJ Uniform
Durability: 9.2 / 10.0
Comfort: 9.6 / 10.0
Quality / Price Rating: 9.4 / 10.0
- Pearl Weave
- Rubber collar
- Comes preshrunk
- Really high fitting reviews/feedback
- Comes with two patches
- It can be annoying to tie the drawstring
This gi’s durability is really good and the materials and design are the reasons for that. As you may know, the pearl weave is the most durable weave type and this gi is made of that weave. The pants are cotton and you can use Fuji Summerweight around 3 years. It is the most durable Fuji Gi. This gi feels smooth and thanks to that, the sleeve and collar don’t cause redness on your skin as many gi brands have this problem.
With that being said, this gi is light and provides good air circulation thus it is suitable for summer. Pearl weave does not bother you much at first and it will feel better after you grapple with it a couple of times.
It has a regular cotton drawstring and I know that it is not ideal as a bungee cord for tying and if that is what you prefer you may look at Fuji Suparaito (the gi below) which has a bungee cord instead of a cotton drawstring. However, there are no issues after you tie them.
Fuji Summerweight has a thick rubber collar which wicks the sweat during sessions and it makes harder your opponent to make a strong grip.
Fuji Suparaito Gi
Durability: 9.8 / 10.0
Comfort: 9.3 / 10.0
Quality / Price Rating: 8.6 / 10.0
- Pearl Weave
- Really light (lightest gi on the list!)
- Really durable
- Ripstop pants
- Solid stitching
- Superior to other Fuji Gis!
- Looks really good
- Higher price tag
This gi is the most durable gi on the list. It has a pearl weave jacket and ripstop pants. Pants also have contrast stitching and considering these it is also the lightest gi.
This gi has contrast stitching and pants are reinforced as well. The material quality is top-notch and perfect for extra-long durability.
The fit is incredible. It is slim fit and while grappling, there is less fabric to hold. This gi literally helps you on mats whether you are sparring or competing.
Speaking of competing, this gi is also IBJJF approved so you can enter competitions with this gi.
Unlike other Fuji Gis, this one has a bungee cord and it is easy to tie.
Also, it shrinks less than normal which is ideal for gis like this one as it already has a slim fit cut and might be uncomfortable in the future if it would have shrunk more. So this is another plus.
Fuji Suparaito looks really awesome. Firstly, the fit is just better and it looks like it is tailored for your body. Secondly, this one has logos and writings on sleeves and the front compartment. It is easy on the eyes without being too fancy. I am sure that this gi will please you aesthetically.
This is the most quality gi on this list. Obviously, when you consider the superior qualities (good design, materials) you probably expect a higher price and you are right, however, if you can afford it, you will roll on mats comfortably with Fuji Suparaito for years. This kimono does not have any deficiencies, offers amazing qualities and long years of usage. Definitely keep in mind these while you are in a purchasing process. Fuji Suparaito is for serious people as it costs more and if you are a beginner and don’t want to spend a whole lot of money, the gis above may suit you more.
Here are the reviews of all Fuji Gis!
There is a number of people who complain about the lack of intermediate sizes and when they couldn’t find a suitable size, they did not purchase it. Also, Fuji Gis generally look plain and a few models don’t come with patches which have awesome designs but keep in mind that many come with patches. In addition to that, you can always sew your own patches. Also, some people may just prefer their gis without many patches. So this can be a positive or negative depending on your preference. When you consider aesthetics in my opinion, these are nothing special. Also, some kimonos have cotton cord instead of a bungee cord and this can make it harder to tie.
Fuji is a solid brand which produces amazing quality gis for every need. You can check out the review of Fuji Uniform for a safe and solid choice and if you have the cash and are looking for a superior gi, you can have a look at Fuji Suparaito Gi. Also, please note that the BJJ kimonos above get good shrinkage feedback. The meaning is that you can wash and dry them for a better fit of sleeves and chest compartment.
Guys, Fuji offers better prices but let me remind you that these gis are made of the same quality materials as other quality gis on the market. The rubber collar is also included. So, in my experience, you get way more than what you pay.
It has also jiu-jitsu kimonos for youth and women as well. I also know that Lia Hatashita and Jimmy Pedro, who is a really successful martial artist, are doing an impeccable job for leading the company in the right direction. Even though I have not used a gi of this company I rolled on two different mat models of Fuji and the shock absorbing of mats are quite good. Thanks to a variety of good products, Fuji has earned the respect of seasoned practitioners over the years and it has a lot IBJJF approved gis for tournaments as well. You can see many practitioners use them religiously in BJJ tournaments like UAEJJF.
If you have trained with one of the Fuji Gis or have questions, feel free to share them in the comment section below.