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Shudo - High Protection Tornado-stitch Men

Combining its patented high protection futon alongside our signature expertise, this Men is not only incredibly protective, but also easy to wear and move-in.
Featuring futon with patented design and function, this set offers protection you can't find anywhere else.

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Our Price: $234.95
Launch Price $195.24
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Product Code: SET945


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Introducing our Tornado-stitch Men, taking the our patented high-protection tornado-stitch and applying to the Men. Now available on its own for rpactitioners looking for highly protective men they can rotate into their keiko when needed.

What began with our Tornado-stitch Kote has now been developed into a full set of Kendo Bogu - the Shudo provides unmatched protection across all strike zones. Furthermore, thanks to our bogu expertise the set remains highly comfortable, breathable and easy to move in.

What is Tornado-stitch®?

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

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

Because of this, we developed our Tornado-stitch Kote futon which excels in absorbing impacts from getting hit, for example during motodachi practice. We also receive many requests for custom Men with extra padding. Considering how effective the Kote are, we have taken the tornado-stitch and applied it to both the Men and the Tare - creating a full bogu set specialised in protecting you where you need it.
Only making the futon thicker or harder would not make a good bogu. To make a bogu which not only protects, but is also flexible enough for vigorous practice, we needed to make something different: through extensive research and testing, we devised the Tornado-stitch futon.
Patent letters for Tornado-stitch
Patent illustration for Tornado-stitch
This special type of stitching, featuring thick bands of padding, can absorb powerful strikes painlessly. The bands are orientated obliquely across the strike zones for maximum effectiveness, perpendicular to the lines where you get struck. Both the design and function of this futon are registered trademarks - Patent No. 5835363 and No. 5923840. This is protection and expertise you can find nowhere else, but at Tozando.
In the subsequent tests we found that the Tornado-stitch significantly reduced the pain associated with getting hit during Keiko practice in all areas. Additional features like Kote's wrist construction and Orizashi cotton finishing mean that this bogu remains light weight and most importantly breathable. Often thick padding can get excpetionally hot during practice, but the Shudo's Orizashi allows it to breathe - this also means that it dries quickly after practice.

This Men comes without chichikawa or himo, so please add those using the options if you require them.

Average Customer Review: Average Customer Review: 4 of 5 4 of 5 Total Reviews: 6 Write a review.

  3 of 3 people found the following review helpful:
2 of 5 Disappointed by the protectiveness January 24, 2020
Reviewer: NALBANT Egehan from France  
I have ordered this men in 2018, it might have improved since then seeing S. Furukawa’s review.
Nonetheless, my review can only be about the men that I have received.

I had the Tornado Stitch Kote which is really good. So I hoped for a really protective men. I was really disappointed to see about average padding. M. S. Furukawa says about 10mm, I concur.

So, it did not live up to the expectations I had, compared to the kote.

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5 of 5 December 17, 2019

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5 of 5 November 23, 2019
Reviewer: Ekaterina Zezulina from Novosibirsk, Novosibirskaya oblast Russia  
Perfect size for me!  very comfortable men, lightweight and durable.  Thanks!

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  0 of 0 people found the following review helpful:
5 of 5 Well Padded great customer service May 15, 2019
Reviewer: S. Furukawa from Tulsa, Oklahoma United States  
I am revising my previous review of this bogu. Tozando's great customer service came back and completely rebuilt this men for me.  Previously the padding was only about 10mm thick, about average for machine stitched bogu. However the tozando team rebuilt the men for me, and changed the futon, so that it would total about 12.2mm in thickness, its noticeably better padded than most machine stitched bogu on the Market, the tsuki protector is a great addition, as well. This looks to be a great inexpensive men, for people who  play the role of motodachi often. I love the new trend of bogu manufacturers shifting focus to better padded bogu sets.

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  1 of 1 people found the following review helpful:
3 of 5 good protection, soft Mendare and nice appearance January 28, 2019
Reviewer: GOMES from France  
Mendare is soft, comfortable and easy to fit at first keikos.
Protection on top of head is good.
And tsuki protector IBB Safetyguard can be removed easily (a good idea for sure).
I am sceptical about long lifespan but anyway nice and good quality item for this price range.

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