The A-1 Alpha Mk.I - 6mm Orizashi Kote have a tendency to run slightly small. For a more comfortable fit, we suggest ordering one size larger than the size chart shows.
Born from a collaboration between Tozando, Mitsuboshi and Kanagawa Hakkodo - the A-1 Alpha Bogu has long been a favorite amongst Japanese kendoka of all levels.
These kote embody the design philosophy behind the series: lightweight, easy to use and optimized for keiko.
Built on a cushioned and supple 6mm fit-stitch futon and reinforced with lightweight and breathable orizashi cotton. The atama are stitched in the yoroigata style to make gripping the shinai more comfortable. The tenouchi make use of durable synthetic clarino palms that have been micropunched to let allow them to dry quickly.