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TOZANDO Orizashi Tornado-stitch Kendo Kote

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Kendo Kote Like No Other

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Our Price: $270.95

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Product Code: 183-NK10110


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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® Kendo 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® Kendo Kote.

This Orizashi model is made for people who use their Kote regularly. The palm is made with hand-punched high quality deerskin that provides superior air circulation. Together with the Sillead lining inside, this Kote is a light and quick-drying Kote recommended for people who train a lot. Handmade to order.

The Deluxe Indigo-dyed Deerskin version is also available.

Tozando Tornado-stitch® is patented. Please beware of vendors who sell substandard pirated equipment that looks the same, but is not made with our patented safety functions.

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

*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
  • Orizashi Atama
  • Deluxe Smoked Deerskin Palm Leather
  • Sillead lining inside for comfort
  • Proudly made in Japan

Average Customer Review: Average Customer Review: 5 of 5 5 of 5 Total Reviews: 16 Write a review.

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5 of 5 August 3, 2019
Reviewer: Ivy Neo from Singapore, Singapore Singapore  

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5 of 5 Excellent kote and customer service July 31, 2018
Reviewer: Antonio from Spain  
These pair of kote are so far the most sturdy ones I have had. They are still incredibly flexible and protective, with great materials at a great price. I honestly think they are unbeatable on this range of quality on the market at the moment. On the other hand, I got a great customer service from end to end on behalf of Jack and Yamamoto san himself. I am looking forward to be in touch with you again for the next order.

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4 of 5 March 29, 2018
Reviewer: Russell Robinson from Rye, Vic Australia  

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5 of 5 Great work August 30, 2017
Reviewer: Taek Yang from Australia  
The buton part of tornado stitch kote is so well padded and protective, (in fact it is the most well padded kote that I have ever used) yet there is hardly any sacrifice on kote wrist movement so it didn't even need any break in. Kote is really strongly constructed so it might feel little rigid but the tenouchi part is already shaped as if holding shinai so it was still considerably easy to use them right from the beginning. The tornado stitch kote has became my favourite kote out of few other pairs from different reputable brands that I own, and I absolutely highly recommend to all kenshi, especially to motodachis often receives heavy blows. Great work Tozando and thank you for letting me experience the different level of kote technology you have created.

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5 of 5 1st Review for Torando Stitch Orizashi Kote July 6, 2017
Reviewer: S. Walker from VA  
I saw these kote originally advertised in kendo jidai and the futon design stood out. The futon comfortably absorbed impact and provides more protection without being overly thick.  If you like Mokkei but want more protection without sacrificing flexibility and ease of applying tenouchi then these kote are a good fit. The hand punched kote holes are bigger than micro punch holes. I've had no issues with the kote palm but it was a surprise.

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