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A-1 Alpha IBB Safety Guard Kendo Men
A-1 Alpha IBB Safety Guard Kendo Men

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Since its launch in January 2017, this is the best selling Kendo Men and is the hottest topic within the Kendo community in Japan! (writing date: 2017/02/14).
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Our Price: $318.20
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Product Code: SET839


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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.

A-1 Bogu Reborn

Lightweight, Easy to Use, Optimized for Training; these are the concepts that the legendary A-1 Series Bogu were built upon. In 2017, as a collaboration between Tozando and Kanagawa Hakkodo, the A-1 concept was further refined and the new A-1 Alpha Men was reborn in the new the A-1 Alpha series, being one of the highest regarded brands in Japan. Complete with the IBB Safety Guard attachment for safe Kendo practice and great fit, this is a deal you can't miss out on! Try out the A-1 Alpha Men, a collaboration among Tozando, Mitsuboshi and Kanagawa Hakkodo, you won't regret it!
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.
Another great feature of A-1 series Kendo Men is the lightweight duralumin Mengane with the gray lacquering inside for the better visibility.
The A-1 Alpha Men uses a new 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 protects you against even the harshest Tsuki, making it more safe than ever to do high level Kendo.
Finally, the A-1 Alpha Men with the IBB Safety Guard attachment is available for international customers! So what are you waiting for? Be the owner of the A-1 Alpha Kendo Men, the latest addition to the A-1 legacy.
IBB SAFETY GUARD is a removable throat protector that follows your every single head movement. The IBB Safety Guard protects 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.

  • 6mm Machine-stitch Orizashi Cotton Futon
  • Duralumin Mengane with the original gray lacquering inside
  • Nanamezashi with 3cm diagonal cut Mendare(Mendare length: 18.5-19cm)
  • Sillead Uchiwa
  • Navy Clarino Herikawa/Mimikawa
  • Chichikawa and Menhimo not included by default
  • Sizes avaialble from 63 to 73cm. Any other sizes are made to order and it requires 2-3 months for the production(Please consult our Customer Service in before-hand if you need a larger/smaller size).

Average Customer Review: 5 of 5 Total Reviews: 13 Write a review.

  0 of 0 people found the following review helpful:
Muy bueno December 26, 2017
Reviewer: Juan Mellado from Concepciůn, BioBio Chile  
Es bastante cómodo y también presta una muy buena protección. Los golpes fuertes se sienten muy poco en comparación con el  que estaba usando. Por lo que es un gran aporte para mí equipo. Y por un muy buen precio.

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Men December 11, 2017
Reviewer: James Kwak from Cherry Hill, New Jersey United States  
I love the tsuki protector.  It is unobtrusive.  The men itself is quite well made.  The inside of the men is quite well done and fits my face quite well.  Can't wait to spar with this men on.  I feel like I will own this one for a long time.

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November 20, 2017
Reviewer: Jian Zhang from Chicago, IL United States  

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Lightweight and comfortable! September 6, 2017
Reviewer: Raab Rashi from New York, NY United States  
This has become my go-tp "travel" men because it is light, tough, and very comfortable! The safety guard is removable, which is good for me.

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absolutely delighted September 1, 2017
Reviewer: Brian Y from Malaysia  
I am absolutely delighted with the  A-1 Alpha with IBB Safety Guard Men.The weight is good and find the stitching to be refine and the men to be sturdy and also provides me with very good protection and comfort. All my movements are unhindered and my Waza is also enhanced due to it being very easy to wear and also fits me perfectly. Once again thanks to Tozando for the men and I look forward to using it in my practise daily. Many Thanks

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