Category: Kendo Bogu

Kendo Equipment – the Mune

Amongst kendo equipment, one of the most distinctive parts is the do (胴). This protects your chest and stomach and is made from two main components: the curved plate that covers the stomach called the dodai (胴台), and the piece that covers the chest called the mune (胸). In this Read More

An image of Tozando Kendo craftsman assembling Men mask

10 Things to Check When Buying Bogu

Buying bogu is often a daunting task, not only is it a significant investment, but information about it can be difficult to track down. This is the same for beginners and veterans alike. In this article we take a look at ten key things for you to check; either before Read More

Kendo Kyoshi 7-dan Hayashi demonstrating Kendo

Thus spoke Hayashi – Vol. 2

Evaluating budo equipment can be very difficult, especially as a newcomer to martial arts. We thought who better to ask than our resident kyoshi 7-dan Hayashi Sensei: he not only has a great understanding of his chosen art (kendo), but he also actively works in product development. Let’s take a Read More

Patented protection, found nowhere else: Shudo Tornado-sttich Kendo Bogu

Patented protection, found nowhere else: Tornado-stitch Kendo Bogu

Innovative protection, through patented design What began with our Tornado-stitch Kote has now been developed into a full set of Kendo Bogu – the Shudo provides unmatched protection across all strike zones. Furthermore, thanks to our bogu expertise the set remains highly comfortable, breathable and easy to move in. What Read More

Tax-free Kendo Bogu Set, KURAMA

New Tax-free Kendo Bogu from Kendo-bogu.com: KURAMA

Change your Bogu. Improve your Kendo Suffering from painful strikes during training? Struggling to find armour that fits comfortably? Is your armour heavy and does it take forever to dry? Tired of paying for shipping, only to have to pay again for import tax? Don’t let these obstacles get in Read More

A-1 Alpha 5mm BioCLEAN Hygienic Kendo Bogu Set

A-1 Alpha picks up from where our A-1 leaves off. Light, easy to use and optimized for training These are the concepts that the legendary A-1 Series Bogu were built upon. As a collaboration between Tozando and Kanagawa Hakkodo, the A-1 concept was further refined and the new A-1 Alpha Read More

Kendo Keiko training at Kyoto Butokuden

Will your Kendo Keiko defeat you?

Kendo is tough – there is no escaping it. Your keiko demands a lot of you and doesn’t let up. Of course not all keiko are alike and some places are easier than others, but the very nature of Kendo is self-improvement and the results of your jigeiko are unambiguous. Read More

Bennett and Hayashi - 2 Kendo Kyoshi

Two Kendo Kyoshi 7-dan Talk About Kendo Part 4

Takahiro Hayashi – born in 1978, from Shiga. He has never failed a promotion exam and became the youngest person at age 35 to reach 7th dan. Works at Tozando. Alec Bennet – born in 1970, from New Zealand. Chief editor of magazine Kendo World, Professor at Kansai University. H: Read More

MICHI - No. 1 Selling Kendo Kote in Japan

MICHI – The No. 1 Selling Kendo Kote in Japan

The “MICHI” model is a light weight, easy to use Kote with great durability and impact absorption, at a very competitive price! By using a new type of padding, we have been able to produce a extremely lightweight, yet thicker and more protective type of Futon for this Kote. Thanks Read More

Tokuren ZX Gold - 6mm Tight Cross-stitch Lightweight Jissengata Kendo Bogu Set

Tokuren ZX Gold – What else can you do to win?

What else can you do to win? This Tokuren® ZX Gold Bogu Set is the evolution of our popular Tokuren® X Bogu set, made especially with Shiai in mind. It’s lightweight yet protective, featuring 6mm Tight Cross-stitch stitching. The Tight Cross-stitch and the new padding inside the Futon gives this Read More