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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 Kote also 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! Furthermore, these Kote feature soft and supple smoked deerskin palms for even more comfort. The Kote Futon and entire Kote Atama are reinforced with top-quality Seiaizome deerskin, making these some of the most durable Kote around!
The EMPEROR takes quality a step further in terms of quality 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.
Larger or irregular sizes may require additional cost and/or production time.
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*It is a light weight bogu that looks thicker because the deer skin leather and aizome color, but the Kote futon is actually thinner than average kote. So please take into consideration this, even this bogu has good durability these kote are better for shiai than for regular practices.
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Posted by Francisco de Leon on Oct 15th 2019
I love AJP products and this kote are amazingly comfortable since the first training day. Really flexible and soft, maybe for some people too soft on the futon, but I do really like them.