FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

Relson Gracie in his MKimono


General Questions
What are MKimonos?
Who designs MKimonos products?
Do you sell the patches of the various Brazilian Academies?
I want to buy something, but I donít see it on the website. I had an idea for a product, can you guys make it?


Ordering Questions
What are my payment options with MKimonos.com?
When I place an order, is it shipped from Springfield or Rio de Janeiro?
Can I buy in bulk? Do I get a discount if I order a certain number of products? Can I sell MKimonos products?
Can I buy a Gi with a top one size and pants another size?
Which style/fabric gi is best for me? I looked at your sizing chart, but I'm still not sure about my size.
What is your Return Policy?


Fabric Questions
What is Gold Weave fabric?
What is a Hybrid Weave?
What is Single Weave?
What is Summer Weave?
What is Double Weave?
What is Palladium Weave?


Care Questions
How much do your gi's shrink?
How do I care for my gi?
How do I care for my rashguard orvale tudo shorts?


General Answers


What are MKimonos?

MKimonos are elite Jiu-Jitsu gi's. Please see the History and Brands sections for more detail.

Who designs MKimonos products?

Luciana Machado Simon designs all of the companyís products. She utilizes her lifetime in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu to provide you with the highest quality products. She also ensures that all MKimonos meet the IBJJF/CBJJ requirements, as dictated by President Carlos Gracie, Jr.

Do you sell the patches of the various Brazilian Academies?

No. These team patches are only available to members of a particular school. We do have a selection of MKimonos and Lutador Americano patches for sale on the site.

I want to buy something, but I donít see it on the website. I had an idea for a product, can you guys make it?

You can email us at
Service@MKimonos.com We are always striving to bring you the best fighting apparel and accessories. If you would like to see MKimonos.com offer something, or if you have a critique to a current product, let us know.



Ordering Answers


What are my payment options with MKimonos.com?

You can order online with a Visa, Mastercard, American Express or PayPal. The site is hosted by Yahoo!, providing you with the best internet security available.

When I place an order,where is it shipped from?

At the moment, all orders are shipped from Switzerland. I am in the process of setting up local distributors in the US, Brazil and Asia.

Can I buy in bulk? Do I get a discount if I order a certain number of products? Can I sell MKimonos or Lutador Americano products?

Yes. We can arrange for bulk orders at discounted prices to be shipped directly from our factories to your home. Email us at
Service@MKimonos.com to find out details.

Can I buy a Gi with a top one size and pants another size?

Yes. MKimonos.com can supply you with different size Gi tops and bottoms for no additonal cost. Just E-mail us at
Service@MKimonos.com and we will help you select the perfect size Gi.

Which style/fabric gi is best for me? I looked at your sizing chart, but I'm still not sure about my size.

Don't worry. Luciana will help answer all of your questions. Just E-mail us at
Service@MKimonos.com. We will make sure you get the right gi for you.

What is your Return Policy?

Unwashed, unworn items can be returned for refund or exchange. If the item has been washed or worn, it cannot be returned. Contact Luciana for details at
Service@MKimonos.com

Fabric Answers


What is Gold Weave fabric?

Gold Weave fabric was initially required by the Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Confederation in order to standardize gi's for competitions. Even though it is not required anymore, it has become an industry standard. It is a very resistant fabric, but still light and comfortable.

What is a Hybrid Weave?

The Hybrid Weave was developed by Marcelo Machado. The fabric is lighter than a Double Weave, but stronger than a conventional Single Weave. It affords maximum strength without being overly heavy. It is similar in weight to a Gold Weave.

What is Single Weave?

The Single Weave is what we call in Brazil, the light weave. It is a lighter version of the Double and Hybrid weaves. While it is lighter and more comfortable than heavy weaves, it is also less durable.

What is Summer Weave?

MKimonos was the first company to produce Summer Weave Jiu-Jitsu gi's. The Summer Weave is made with a non-twisted fabric, different than the other weaves (similar to pants material). Because of that, it is extremely light, but still has strength to it. Summer Weave Giís are for training on the hottest days.

What is Double Weave?

The Double Weave is the strongest and most durable gi available. It is heavy and can be hot to train in, however some competitors prefer if for competitions due it being difficult for your opponent to grab and manipulate.

What is Palladium Weave?

The Palladium Weave is an MKimonos exclusive created in 2011. It maintains the texture and comfort of Gold Weave while providing the strength and durability of a Double Weave. It is heavy and can be hot to train in, however some competitors prefer if for competitions due it being difficult for your opponent to grab and manipulate.

Care Answers


How much do your gi's shrink?

The gi's can shrink up to 2 inches during their first washing. After that, the size will remain consistent.

How do I care for my gi?

Wash your gi in cold water and let it air dry. This is the best way to prevent unwanted shrinkage and maintain strength in the fabric. Putting your gi in the dryer can cause excessive wear and damage your gi.

How do I care for my rashguard or shorts?

Wash your rashguards and shorts in cold water. Use a mild detergent. Then let them air dry.