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Years of research, experimentation, and experience have allowed us to perfect the art of Bogu craftsmanship, and now we present the next generation of 'Kou-Kyuu' luxury Kendo Bogu.
All Japan CrossPitch EMPEROR.
The EMPEROR takes all the qualities of our top-selling All Japan Pitch® series of Bogu sets, the choices of many of members of the national team members and high ranking Sensei around the world, and improves on them in every way. While light enough to be considered a 'Jissengata' Bogu set, while comfortable and protective enough to simultaniuously fall into the 'Yoroigata' category, the main points of the EMPEROR are top-quality materials and craftsmenship, backed up with unparalleled durability. This makes EMPEROR the perfect choice not only special occasions and tournaments, but even daily Keiko!
Using premium quality materials, the Futon, Ago, and Herikawa are reinforced with the finest cuts of deerskin, improving the flexibility and durability of the EMPEROR. Deerskin reacts well to moisture, remaining supple and flexible after drying, and it also takes the genuine Aizome (indigo-dye) perfectly – allowing it to fade naturally over time and giving the Bogu set a prestigious appearance. Further, of all the materials used in the construction of Kendo Bogu, deerskin provides the best durability, helping the Bogu last for decades of frequent use.
The EMPEROR takes quality a step further in terms of craftsmenship and overall durability. Besides the use of premium quality materials, one of the most distinguishable improvements is the use of the innovative All Japan 2-Bu (Approx. 6mm) CrossPitch stitching, which gives the Futon additional strength, and an increased ability to hold its shape. Unlike traditional Bogu sets, the grid patterned stitching acts as a flexible framework for the Futon, allowing it to be easily flexed and maneuvered in all directions, providing more comfort than ever before. Further, this additional flexibility acts as a shock absorbent, and reduces the impact of the Shinai strike, before it is relayed to the body. This completely contradicts the old-fashioned school of thought that a hard, rigid Futon provides more protection – as the concept of the super-flexible CrossPitch Futon is to cushion the impact, and this also provides maximum comfort.
The Men features our original All Japan 'Pearl' Mengane, which has improved balance, gives improved lateral vision, and has reinforced Titanium bars in the strike zone. Further, the Mengane is coated with an original high-gloss coating, which strengthens the surface, preventing chips, cracks and dents! Finally, the Mengane is finished with matte grey on the inside, giving a cool and discreet outlook.
The hand-stitched Uchiwa is made using the same genuine Momen found in top-quality Tezashi Bogu sets, improving the overall fit and comfort. Further, it has been deepened by 1cm to give a closer fitting feel to the face - giving the Men a feeling of becoming 'part' of the wearer.
Aprox weight: 1,385g
OUTLET SALE TERMS: All Sales Are final. Refunds or exchanges not accepted.
*It is a light weight bogu that looks thicker because the deer skin leather and aizome color, but the futon is actually thinner than average. So please take this into consideration, even this bogu has good durability it is better suited for shiai than for regular practices.
ONLY AVAILABLE SIZES:
- A: 64 cm
- A: 65 cm
- A: 66 cm
- A: 71 cm