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Deluxe Tornado-stitch® Kendo Kote
Deluxe Tornado-stitch Kendo Kote

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Product Code: 183-NK10120


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What is Tornado-stitch®?

Tozando has received many comments about our products from Kenshi during the years. One of the common comments from Sensei of school students being:

"If only there was a Kote which didn't hurt..."

Because of this, we have long been researching about Kote futon which excels in absorbing impacts from getting hit, for example during Motodachi.

Only making the futon thicker or harder would not make a good Kote. To make a Kote which stands up Tozando standards, we needed to make something different, and from extensive research and efforts, we came to a conclusion.

We created a special, never-seen-before, type of stitching on the Kote futon which would effectively absorb any impact and crate a Kote where it doesn't hurt to get hit.

Taking our first prototype to certain well known Kendo Sensei. He noted that with this Kote it wouldn't hurt to get hit, and even advised us that it would be useful if the stitches of the Kote were made with an angle. Since this way you would be able to confirm if the Shinai is hitting the Kote correctly or not by looking at the angle of the Shinai against the Kote.

This was the birth of the Tozando's Tornado-stitch® Kote.

In the subsequent tests we found that the Tornado-stitch® significantly reduced the pain associated with getting hit during Keiko practice in all areas. By stuffing the knuckles of the Kote with deer fur, there is also extra protection for your fist.

With this, we managed to fulfill the wishes of many instructing Sensei around Japan, and now it's time to introduce the Tozando advantage to the world also.

This is the Tozando Tornado-stitch®.

This indigo-dyed deerskin model is made using the finest quality deerskin and is recommended for Kodansha practitioners. The Tornado-stitch® makes the Kote futon string against impact and it's therefore great for Sensei who have to do Motodachi during Keiko or training camps. The inside of the Kote futon is lined using Sillead fabric for a dry and comfortable wear. Handmade to order.

The Orizashi version is also available.
Tornado-stitch® - Tozando Patented design, 2016

If you are interested in customized version of this Tornado-stitch® Kote, you may also want to check Kendo Kote Workshop.

The following is a interview with Mr. Fukumoto Shuji,
the Vice President of the All Japan Kendo Federation about the Tornado-stitch Kote:

PLEASE NOTE: We intentionally design our Kote to sometimes feel a little tight at first. This is normal, and they are made this way to help them conform to the exact size and shape of your hands when broken in.
  • Tornado-stitch® Futon
    Selected Indigo-dyed Deerskin Atama
    Selected Smoked Deerskin Palm Leather
    Sillead lining
    Proudly made in Japan
    Patent Pending 2014-4504

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