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A-1 Alpha Kendo Men

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Sales Ranking no.1 on the largest online marketplace in Japan!
With over 1000 pieces sold in only Japan since it's launch on the 6th of January 2017, this best selling MEN is the hottest topic within the Kendo community in Japan right now! (writing date: 2017/02/14)
The A-1 brand being one of the highest regarded brands in Japan, has been reborn in the new the A-1 Alpha series, starting with the A-1 Alpha Men. Complete with the IBB Safety Guard attachment for safe Kendo practice and great fit, this is a deal you can't miss out on!

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 α Men was born.

Using the most popular options from the A-1 series, such as 'Diagonal Cut Mendare' to make the Men as light as possible with a distinct silhouette and a Mengane which has been painted gray inside to widen your field of view by preventing unwanted light reflections on the inside of the Men.

The A-1 α Men uses a new type of padding that has been developed using the joint knowledge of Tozando and Kanagawa Hakkodo to make even softer and better fitting Men.

The throat is protected by the detachable IBB Safety Guard attachment, which will protect you against even the harshest Tsuki, making it more safe than ever to do high level Kendo.

At last, the A-1 α Men with the IBB Safety Guard attachment is available for international customers! So why donít you try new A-1 α Men, the latest addition to the A-1 legacy, you wonít regret it!

Our Price: $318.20
Limited Time Offer! $218.25
You save $99.95!

Availability: Usually Ships in 3 to 5 Business Days
Product Code: SET839


Add Chichikawa*:

Men Himo Quality*:

Around the Chin (A)*:

Around Forehead(B)*:


IBB SAFETY GUARD is a removable throat protector that follows your every single head movement. The ISG (IBB Safety Guard) will protect your throat from shock to the thyroid cartilage and injury to the carotid artery, when receiving even the most severe Tsuki. Since you donít have to be afraid of the sword tip, you can charge in and aim for the Men with high precision.

Men Features:

Men Futon: 6mm Machine-stitch Orizashi Cotton Futon
Mengane: Duralumin (gray inside)
Mendare: Nanamezashi with 3cm Diagonal cut (Mendare length: 18.5-19cm)
Uchiwa: Sillead
Ago: Cross with 4 lines of decoration
Herikawa/Mimikawa: Navy Clarino

(This Men does not include chichikawa/himo by default)

*This Men is available in Around-the-Chin sizes from 63cm~73cm,
any other sizes has to be custom-made and has an est. shipping time of 2-3 months. Please consult our Customer Service in before-hand if you need a larger/smaller size.

The legacy of A-1 series

A-1 is a legendary Bogu brand by Kanagawa Hakkodo, enjoying high popularity among Japanese Kendoka for itís high quality and great fit. In fact, the A-1 is well known and used by most All Japan level Kendoka in Japan, including many current and past champions of the All Japan Kendo Championship and World Kendo Championship.
Itís even said that the light and flexible A-1 Bogu is the sign of a winner. Not only is it a Bogu that is good for competition, but itís also great for your everyday Keiko thanks to itís great durability and lightness.
A-1 will without doubt solve any problems you have with your current Bogu, being the no.1 in customer satisfaction.
Try out the A-1 Alpha Men, a collaboration between Tozando, Mitsuboshi and Kanagawa Hakkodo, you won't regret it!

Average Customer Review: 4.5 of 5 Total Reviews: 7 Write a review.

  0 of 0 people found the following review helpful:
Great extra protection August 11, 2017
Reviewer: Franziska Balduin from Cologne, NRW Germany  
The Alpha-MEN is, in my opinion, a very successful MEN.
The processing of the MEN is fine.
Moreover, The Tsuki-protector I liked very much, because it is not noticeable, one bothers me in Training and also provides additional protection. I have tested it in a few times now and by this protector I had no unpleasant hits.
The inset what I do not like is that the side wings, are for me personally, ~ 4 cm too short and the protector can not be removed quickly but takes a little time.

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Very Good Men July 28, 2017
Reviewer: BRIAN YAP from KUALA LUMPUR, ASIA Malaysia  
Excellent  fit, comfortable, good breadth of vision.

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Cumple su función May 19, 2017
Reviewer: Anonymous Person from Spain  
Compré este men porque desde hace años me dolían bastante los tsukis así que decidí probar. Estoy extremadamente contento, protege hasta de los que se escapan por el lateral. El men está muy bien trabajado y es bastante cómodo.

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  1 of 1 people found the following review helpful:
Very protective yet lightweight men May 6, 2017
Reviewer: Sylvain LINTZEN from Heusy, LiŤge Belgium  
This men is really comfortable : it's lightweight and fits great, but is also very protective.

I was a bit skeptical about the short mendare (modern standard now) but it allows more freedom of movement and still protect the shoulders.

I must admit I haven't really tested the IBB safeguard yet, but look forward to.

Overall, a must-buy for its quality/price.

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  0 of 1 people found the following review helpful:
Please ask what we are looking for May 4, 2017
Reviewer: Nobukazu Miura from Feasterville-Trevose, Pennsylvania United States  
I ordered A1-a men, because neck protector.
But chichikawa was wrong product, I ordered 8 shaku
Men himo, that is means Kansai musubi.
So, automatically you supporce  to realize that is for
Kansai musubi. Please ask customers if you are not sure
About this.

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