The original A-1 Alpha design, combined with the benefits of a cross-stitch futon. The A-1 Alpha Cross Men maximizes comfort and protection without compromising your maneuverability. The mendare are obliquely cut and the cross-hatch stitching is orientated diagonally, this maximizes movement and makes it especially comfortable for jodan practitioners.
The kote combine the classic A-1 alpha design with an extra protective cross-stitch futon. These are incredibly flexible and easy to move and cut in, but also possess excellent protective capabilities.
The A-1 Alpha Cross Tare seeks to provide you with essential protection at no cost to your movement and mobility. To promote a positive style of kendo the hara obi have been slimmed alongside obliquely cut naname-zashi odare - this results in a very comfortable fit that does not restrict your movements. The cross-stitch finishing also makes it flexible and protective.
The do comes with unique kazari ito on the kurozan mune and a variety of dodai finishes. Standard Kuroro provides a lightweight and protective option that is good for shiai. For those wanting more individuality there are gloss and matte options available in a variety of colors.