Jiu Jitsu Pro Gear History
In the beginning of 1999, Jiu Jitsu Pro Gear started as a small online store headed by Gilberto Faria, who was dedicated to providing the highest quality kimonos/gis to jiu jitsu practitioners around the world. As the company grew, Jiu Jitsu Pro Gear opened up its doors in a South Bay suburb of Los Angeles and became the first Fight Store of its kind in the United States.
As a start up company selling only kimonos/gis, Jiu Jitsu Pro Gear has grown along with the sport itself and currently offers its customers the finest selection of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, submission grappling, judo, boxing, and MMA gear on the planet.
In 2007, Jiu Jitsu Pro Gear expanded itself and has become a brand name known for its quality, style, and authenticity.
Over its 20 years of operation, Jiu Jitsu Pro Gear has sponsored some of the top tournaments like ADCC IBJJF WORLD'S, PAN AMS, US Open, Grapplers Quest and athletes in jiu jitsu and MMA including Ronaldo “Jacare” de Souza, Bill “The Grill” Cooper, Bibiano “The Flash” Fernandes, Fabricio Werdum, Romulo Barral, Roberto Abreu, Jean Jacques Machado, Marcio Cruz, Penny Thomas, Nino Schembri, Alexandre Ribeiro, Pablo Papovich, Jeff Glover, Cassio Werneck, Felicia Oh, Rafael Feijao Cavalcante , Sandro Marlon, Eduardo Dantas, Sofia Amarante, Luana Alzugir, and many more.
More than just an online store or clothing line, Jiu Jitsu Pro Gear is a lifestyle project that remains personal and direct, reflective of the Jiu Jitsu community and culture, and dedicated to its fanbase.
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Gilberto Faria's accomplishments on the BJJ and MMA industry:
- Fury Fight Brazil Partner/Producer, 7 events, voted by Tatame and Gracie Magazine best MMA show in Brazil 2007 and 2008
- ADCC 2005 Los Angeles USA Event Producer
- ADCC 2009 Spain Live Stream producer/director
- First Live Stream MMA event from Brazil Fury FC5 broadcast on Pro Elite
- First MMA Live stream event on Sherdog.com. Fury FC6
- Several BJJ events around USA
- Fighter Management for Ronaldo Jacare Souza, Warlley Alves, Erick Silva, Bruna Ellen, Herbert Burns, Leo Leite, Guilherme Viana, Viscardi Andrarde, and others.
- Samurai MMA Pro Event Consultant for the first edition
- Bitetti Combat Live Stream on Sherdog.com
- First Live Stream Seminar,Fabricio Werdum-producer
- Gladiator Magazine Co-Founder
- Primus FC MMA VP and Matchmaking.