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Welcome to Progress

Who are we?


We started Progress in the Summer of 2012.  The brand started in Manchester, England. 
We take great pride in being from Manchester and the city's culture and history influences a lot of our designs.   

James Tighe (a then blue belt)  started the brand with his close friends and family, all of whom a decade later are still part of the company.  We all shared one thing in common, an unbelievable passion for Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. 

We fell in love with the sport and our dream was to one day quit our jobs and work on the brand full time, being involved with the Jiu Jitsu community, to help it grow as much as we could.  This dream became our goal.

The brand name perfectly represented how we felt about the sport, and us as people.  It's all about the Progress you make.  We put less emphasis on winning at all costs, and more on improvement. We genuinely want our customers and fans to be the best they can possibly be, on and off the mats, and the essence of our brand is to try our best to make that happen, through our products, our content, our athletes, our projects and everything else we do.  We will help you achieve your goals.

''Without struggle, there can be no Progress''

Fast forward to January 2021, we finally achieved our goal and launched the brand full time. We quit our jobs and committed to a warehouse lease.

We have not looked back since, and have our amazing customers to thank for giving us the best job in the world.  As a brand our promise is to repay your faith in us by providing the best customer experience you could dream of, and supplying the community with legendary Jiu Jitsu gear.

We pride ourselves on adding more value to the Jiu Jitsu community than we take out.

Our mission is to grow our sport by sharing our passion for the Jiu Jitsu lifestyle, making the World a better place through the movement of Jiu Jitsu.

Our Purpose

To motivate and inspire all Jiu Jitsu athletes to progress, through everything we do.

Our Vision

To be the most respected brand in Jiu Jitsu, adding more value than we take.

Our Mission

To grow our sport by sharing our passion for the Jiu Jitsu lifestyle, making the World a better place through the movement of Jiu Jitsu.

Meet the team

Why Progress?

Find out more about why we are the fastest growing brand in Jiu Jitsu

Why choose Progress?

Our mission is to grow Jiu Jitsu by sharing our passion for the Sport.

We want to motivate and inspire all athletes to improve, and we want to add more value to the sport than we take. We don't just want it, we are living it, through all our activities, from our support of grassroots Jiu Jitsu athletes and academies, all the way up and make the World a better place through Jiu Jitsu.

First of all, you are in very safe hands.  Have a look at our product and business reviews.  We are as transparent as possible about everything we do. 
That's why we are proud to display our reviews on our homepage. You can shop with total confidence with us, knowing that if anything goes
wrong with your order or products (which is exceptionally rare), we will fix it as soon as possible.

Click here to see our reviews