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Hey 👋 We're Cole and Dave,
Founders of Gold BJJ

Since 2016, we've been making gear for Jiu Jitsu athletes like you. Thanks for allowing us to be a part of your journey.

About Gold BJJ

Gold BJJ was started in 2016 with the mission to create high quality Jiu Jitsu gear. We're located in the Bay Park neighborhood of San Diego, CA (here are directions to our HQ, where we offer order pickup and occasionally hold warehouse sales).

Our dedication to the sport and the community is reflected in the quality and workmanship of our products and our desire to continue to push the envelop in product design and development.

Why Choose Gold BJJ?

There are a ton of Jiu Jitsu brands out there that make great gear. Here's what makes us special:

Organized, Reliable Fulfillment

Ever been burned by a dropshipping company that took weeks to ship out your order? Yea, us too. We run our own warehouse (in San Diego, come say hi).

If you place an order on our website, our team personally picks, packs, and ships your order. More than 99% of orders go out within one business day.

We run a professional operation and generally just "have our &#%! together."

We Use and Stand Behind Our Gear

Our team is addicted to Jiu Jitsu. We designed our gear, and we know it inside-and-out. When there's some random feature that's bugging us, we fix it.

If for whatever reason you aren't 100% thrilled with your purchase, we'll make it right. We provide completely prepaid return labels, so if your order isn't perfect or you need to swap it out for a different size you aren't out a dime.

We Support Our Communities

We give back to both the Jiu Jitsu community, and our community at large. Whether it's donating gear to local police stations, holding free self defense seminars, or sponsoring athletes for Jiu Jitsu tournaments, giving back is a core value of our brand.

Military, law enforcement, and first responders are eligible for an industry leading 35% discount on all gear. Learn more about this program here.

Meet Cole and Dave

In today's fast paced world, business partnerships and friendships don't always stand the test of time. We've been friends and business partners for nearly 20 years. We're in this for the long haul, to build a business we are proud of and that serves our customers well.

Cole South

Cole is a brown belt training under Rodrigo Medeiros.

He's a father of 2 young kids and loves cruising around Pacific Beach in the family golf cart.

He trains both gi and no-gi, and his go-to gear is:

You'll see Cole around San Diego training at open mats, cheering friends on in competition (occasionally getting out there himself), and searching for the perfect steak.

Dave Podgurski

Dave is a purple belt training under Rodrigo Medeiros.

He trains more no-gi than gi these days, but you'll still find him putting on the gi a few days each week. Dave's go-to gear is:

You can find Dave surfing San Diego's various beaches, coaching his kids on the local baseball fields, and biking with his one-year-old Lab puppy.

Behind The Scenes

Alanna Kate Derrick

GoldBJJ.com, Senior Editor

Alanna is a certified personal trainer, running coach, yoga teacher, and endurance sports nutrition coach. She has been passionate about sports and fitness for her entire life and is always looking for fun ways to stay active.

She is an avid runner (5k to half marathon), yogi, dancer (ballet, hip hop, tap, and jazz), and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu practitioner. Her expertise shines in the content she creates and edits for Gold BJJ's blog posts and overall website.

When she isn't working out, you can find her reading, writing, crocheting, and raising her three strong, intelligent, beautiful daughters, the older two of whom practice Jiu Jitsu as well.