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TOZANDO Deluxe Tornado-stitch Kendo Kote

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Our Price: $407.30

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Product Code: 183-NK10120


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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 indigo-dyed deerskin model is made using the finest quality deerskin and is recommended for Kodansha practitioners. The Tornado-stitch® makes the Kote futon string against impact and it's therefore great for Sensei who have to do Motodachi during Keiko or training camps. The inside of the Kote futon is lined using Sillead fabric for a dry and comfortable wear. Handmade to order.

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
  • Selected Indigo-dyed Deerskin Atama
  • Selected Smoked Deerskin Palm Leather
  • Sillead lining
  • Proudly made in Japan

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

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5 of 5 January 2, 2020
Very nice kote

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5 of 5 Excellent July 31, 2018
Reviewer: Rene from Italy  
Bravo, Tozando! This is the best Kote ever in my Kendo life.

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5 of 5 good protection July 26, 2018
Reviewer: Felix from Spain  
I had a similar model from another company but it wasn't protective at all. Then I bought this and it is exactly as described and it protects my forearm very good. I should have got this in the first place.

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5 of 5 Superb quality! July 25, 2018
Reviewer: Alain from France  
This tornado is the most protective kendo kote I've ever had. The wrist is very flexble I could hold Shinai very naturally. Thank you, Tozando!

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