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All Japan Pitch®' - GUARDIAN 2016 VERSION - Superior Yoroigata Bogu Kote

$185.00 $170.00
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Product Description


These are the Kote from GUARDIAN, our superior Yoroigata set from our famous 'ALL JAPAN PITCH®' range of Bogu - *NEW* and improved for 2016!

For years, Kendoka across the globe have sought after the perfect equipment that provides the best in terms of comfort and durability, whilst at the same time being lightweight and protective. Since the beginning of All Japan Budogu it has been our specialty to provide Bogu that meets these criteria, whilst also delivering the best quality, at an affordable price. Thanks to our dedication to meeting the high expectations of top level players in Japan, and now around the world, our original All Japan Pitch® Brand has become the brand to wear.

To develop our latest addition, GUARDIAN, we went back to our origins. We talked with all levels of Kendoka, around the world, from members of Japan's top Police forces, to Kenshi who had found a love of Kendo later in life, and are still at the relative beginning of the wonderful journey that is Kendo. We talked about what they look for, what they like about their current equipment, what they wished there could be more of... After extensive research and trials, All Japan Pitch® - GUARDIAN was born.


Borrowing some features from our 'Jissen' series, but without sacrificing protection, GUARDIAN is perfect for literally ALL levels of Kendoka - as well as featuring all of the same lightweight, quick-drying and comfortable features of our All Japan Pitch series, GUARDIAN has been especially designed to given an extra element of protection. Using new, lightweight materials, we have increased the padding in the areas that are frequently stricken with the Shinai*, which gives the Bogu set an added appeal to those who often act as Motodachi, as well as new Kendoka who are concerned about the pains associated with starting Kendo as an adult.

In addition to offering this this extra protection, GUARDIAN is light, flexible and comfortable, making it perfect not only for daily practice, but well suited to travel, and for tournaments also. Designed with keeping a traditional, dignified appearance in mind, you can also rest assured that will All Japan Pitch® GUARDIAN exceed you expectations in every possible way.

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The GUARDIAN Kote feature our special 'Infinity Grip' wrist joint, which allows you to maneuver and manipulate the Shinai with ease, as well as the dinstinctive Yoroi-gata Kazari on the fist, gallowing for improved hand movement! 

'All Japan Pitch®-zashi' leaves the individual stitches longer than regular machine stitched Bogu set, making the Futon thicker, providing more protection, as well as making it extremely flexible. This style has been imitated by several of our rivals, but none have managed to match the comfort and quality offered by the real deal.

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M best suited for those with a hand size (Kote Size D) of 17 to 18.5 cm

L best suited for those with a hand size (Kote Size D) of 19 to 20.5 cm

XL best suited for those with a hand size (Kote Size D) of 21 to 22 cm



Other Details

Sashi Haba:
8mm / 4mm Gunomezashi All Japan Pitch®
Hari (Reinforcement):
Shoaizome Orizashi Cotton
Cotton Parts:
#11,000 Navy Cotton
Kazari Ito:
Palm Leather:
Kote Namako:
1dan Namako
Atama (Fist Section):
Top Grade Shoaizome Orizashi, with genuine deerhair filling and Yoroi-style Kazari

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  1. Excellent product quality high

    Posted by maurizio on Aug 12th 2016

    Excellent product quality high

  2. good kote

    Posted by Unknown on Aug 2nd 2016

    The kote fits very well. it give the protection but yet flexible on the wrist area.

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