We've been making jiu jitsu t shirts a long time. It's one of the very first products we offered in our lineup. At the time, way back in 2012, we had our shirts screen printed in very small runs of 20 shirts to a batch. The shirts were good, soft and comfortable with cool designs just like they are now, but they weren't perfect. We knew we could do better.

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Our first two shirt releases from 2012. 


So we set out to make a better shirt. First, we decided to remove that itchy neck tag and replace it with a custom printed label. Then, we ditched the screen printing for a specialty ink process that ensured our shirts were soft everywhere, even when printing large designs. No more traditional ink screen printing meant no more of that sticky, tacky feeling you find on tees from a lot of other brands.  Then, as if that wasn't enough, we decided we should give our shirts a little extra something so we added the Rolljunkie hem tag.

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One of early BJJ shirts featuring New Jersey. Cool design, but heavy on the screen print.


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Our first pass at printed neck labels made a huge difference


What you see today in our jiu jitsu t shirt line up is the evolution of years of making shirts and constantly seeking ways to improve. It's an evolution of improvement and hard work, not unlike your jiu jitsu game. What does this mean for you the customer? It means you're getting an amazing product that we know you will love - super soft and comfortable t-shirts, made with specialty ink, and a hem tag to finish the look. Pick your favorite style. We have plenty to choose from, starting with our jiu-jitsu monkey shirts to our BJJ fanatics collection (features tagline "made for jiu jitsu addicts"), there is a little something for everyone. 

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2020 shirt release, camo jiu jitsu monkey shirt.
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2014 shirts with that itchy neck tag
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Old school shot of the Main brothers from Pure MMA representing our early Rolljunkie shirts.
BJJ Shirt Styles
New and old BJJ Shirt styles together.
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Rolljunkie hem tag to finish the look.


Additional Resources

Watch instructional BJJ videos.  
Learn white belt beginner BJJ tips 
Want to know more about jiu jitsu belts, check out our jiu jitsu belt guide.
Read our picks for the top ten coolest rash guards.
See a history of our jiu jitsu gear



July 20, 2020

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