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Shudo - High Protection Tornado-stitch Bogu Set

Combining its patented high protection futon alongside our signature expertise, this bogu 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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Patented protection, found nowhere else

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Product Code: SET947

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Shudo - High Protection Tornado-stitch Bogu Set
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.
Tornado-stitch Kendo Kote close up image
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.
Tornado-stitch Kendo Tare close up image
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.

Designed to improve your students' form.

This set is designed for Sensei and experienced practitioners who often take on the role of Motodachi. The Kote in particular, beyond their excellent protective qualities, are excellent tools for teaching. The orientation of the bands across the kote easily allow teachers to demonstrate the correct cutting angle to students. The All Japan Kendo Federation's deputy chairman Mr. Fukumoto Shuji discussed these qualities in an interview:
It comes complete with all chichikawa, himo and a tenegui. International shipping for this set is included in the price. 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.
  • Shock absorbing Tornado-stitch futon across the set provides unbeatable protection
  • Orizashi finishing keeps the set light and breathable, also reduces drying times
  • Comes equipped with an IBB Safety Guard for additional protection agaisnt Tsuki
  • 3mm stitched mendare for extra durability on an area usually prone to wear and tear
  • 50 piece Yamato resin Do-dai

Average Customer Review: Average Customer Review: 5 of 5 5 of 5 Total Reviews: 3 Write a review.

  0 of 0 people found the following review helpful:
5 of 5 Very good Bogu January 11, 2020
Reviewer: Thomas Murai from Vienna, Austria Austria  
For my very first bogu I checked around many different kendo shops and on Tozando, I had the feeling that the quality was much better. And I was not disappointed after my order. I'm very happy with my bogu and it has excellent protection, before I used a borrowed bogu. I feel much safer with this and also the quality and workmanship of this bogu is very good. As for the for the support, I'm quite happy, because the tare in my size was empty of stock, but I got a e-mail very quickly and we agreed on two shippments. So shortly after that I got the dispatch notice and after one week my bogu was already with me and to my suprise the desired tare in the correct size was included. So I can definitely recommend this product.

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  0 of 0 people found the following review helpful:
5 of 5 Love the bogu set September 20, 2019
Reviewer: ALASTAIR TAN from Singapore, Singapore Singapore  
The bogu set arrived promptly and was as described. Very pleased with how they handled my purchase.

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  1 of 1 people found the following review helpful:
5 of 5 SHUDO! April 4, 2019
Reviewer: Mauro Missaglia from Milano, MI Italy  
Light and easy to don, I barely feel the hits I get and the gym mates keep asking where, oh where did I find this beauty.
Did I say enough? I could go on for hours, you know...

...and Jack, Kumiko, you are the kindest.

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