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A-1 Alpha Mk.II Kendo Men - High-Vision Mengane

A-1 Alpha Mk. II Kendo Men with High-Vision Mengane


 
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Product Code: 224-TMN005(X)

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Tozando is proud to present the next-generation of our classic A-1 Alpha Kendo Men. This is the first of our men to come with our new High-Vision Mengane, alongside the features that made the A-1 Alpha a firm favourite amongst kendoka cross the world.

The A-1 Alpha's original mengane utilised a grey coloured reverse side to reduce the grill's interference with vision doing keiko. This has now been refined with an expanded monomi. The bars around the monomi are slightly curved to increase your vision without compromising safety or protection. It helps promote a balanced field of vision and further decreases the distractions caused by regular mengane. The A-1 Alpha Mk. II Men lets you focus comfortably on your opponent or partner and perform your best kendo free of distractions.



As you can see above, the field of vision compared to regular mengane is greatly improved. You can focus on subtle body movements and changes to your opponent's kamae without overly focussing and leaving yourself vulnerable.

It also comes with our patented Ideal Safety Guard, protecting your throat from dangerous and innacurate tsuki waza, as well as unfortunate accidents when your opponent's kensen slips up and under your men.

These innovative features are combined with the classic A-1 Alpha silhouette: oblique mendare with naname-zashi (diagonal stitching) that move easily with the movements of your shoulders, essential for smooth and fluid kendo. The rest of the men is constructed with Tozando's traditional quality and attention to detail. We use fit-stitching to provide a flexible fit; at 6mm intervals that offer the best balance of long-term durability and padding.

Reinforced with durable, but light, Orizashi cotton the A-1 alpha Mk.II remains comfortable to wear throughout keiko and dries very quickly. This is combined with a sillead uchiwa that absorbs sweat and allows it to evaporate off; reducing maintenace whilst increasing your comfort.

The A-1 Alpha Mk.II is the go-to men for kendoka who want not only excellent protection, but also comfort and ease of use. The expanded field of vision, ISG and oblique mendare all work to make focussing on your kendo easier. Perfect if you need to focus in jigeiko or get every advantage possible during shiai.

Like all our bogu, the A-1 Alpha Mk.II comes with our 3-year Warranty against defects and free international shipping. This men also includes men himo and chichikawa, so you can use it straight away.
Features
  • Duralumin High-Vision Mengane - increased vision and performance
  • 6mm Fit-stitched Futon - extra padding across the strike zone provides comfortable protection
  • Naname-zashi Mendare - diagonally stitched mendare for greater freedom of movement
  • ISG Included - our patented Ideal Safety Guard provides constant protection for your throat
  • Orizashi Cotton Kazarikawa - a lgiht, but durable reinforcement that allows your men to breathe and dry quickly
  • Sillead Uchiwa - comfortable to wear and absorbs sweat, letting it evaporate off later; reduced maintenance and increased comfort
  • Clarino Ago and Herikawa - edged with durable synthetic leather for long-term use
  • Accessories Included - comes with all the necessary himo and chichikawa

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