The Legacy of A-1 Series
A-1 is a legendary Bogu brand by Kanagawa Hakkodo, enjoying high popularity among Japanese Kendoka for it’s 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.
It’s 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 it’s also great for your everyday Keiko thanks to it’s 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 don’t have to be afraid of the sword tip, you can charge in
and aim for the Men with high precision.