The Gi’s Shop was founded in 2014 due to the lack of accessible BJJ Gi’s in Vietnam. From my perspective, this would cause turmoil in our small growing BJJ community so I took initiative. I was fortunate in that my family owns a clothing company so that was a great place to start my new project, of designing and creating my own BJJ Gi’s.
Initially, TheGis' customers were mostly U.S. and Europeans, because this was the main group practicing Jiujitsu at that time, the difference of TheGis was in the sewing and fabric handling techniques that met export standards.
I searched through fabric markets across the city and also our own warehouse and found fabric that was used to make Judo Gi’s. I bought Judo Gi’s and began designing my first Gi’s from the Judo Gi. It wasn’t until my first BJJ coach showed me a proper BJJ Gi that I was able to understand the differences between Gi’s. Over time, when accessing new fabric sources from East Asia, Japan and the US, TheGis was able to make more martial arts costumes for a variety of purposes. Like the travel Gi set is suitable for travel because the fabric is light, easy to fold, does not clog the suitcase and dries quickly. The traditional Gi set has been upgraded to increase durability, diversify sizes for Vietnamese people while still meeting IBJJF standards, and the training gi which price is accessible for beginners to try Jiu-Jitsu.
Regardless of the present or the future, TheGis differentiators are always focused on helping the wearer stay motivated and passionate on the Jiu Jitsu journey.
My team and I have failed many times before being able to reach the quality and craftsmanship level of our Gi’s today. We not only aim to spread our quality of Gi’s to the world but also show our love for the Subtle Art of Lethal Gentility.