Manila Kimonos started in 2012. Created by a jiu jitsu practitioner who wanted nothing but high quality, functional and aesthetically appealing kimonos both for day to day rolls and competition, Manila Kimonos is inspired by mat rats, competitors, hobbyists and jiu jitsu nerds who live and breathe jiu jitsu.
Originally made to provide affordable and high quality BJJ gear to the Philippine market, Manila Kimonos have come up with reasonable pricing for premium quality gis. By 2013, James Jayme and Carlos Caparas decided to partner up in order to cater the products to the international market.
Manila Kimonos is all about the Jiu Jitsu-- constantly adapting to the changing needs and demands of the gentle art.