Wakon Tomoe - Jissengata Cross-Stitch Kote
The ultimate Kote for practitioners focusing on shiai. These kote are extraordinarily light and flexible and they also sport a very striking appearance, originally designed for Yamamoto Mariko Senshu - member of Osaka's Prefectural Police.
once you try them on you will immediately notice a minimal loss in mobility, both for the wrist and fingers. These are kote made for performance, for someone who is able to apply pressure to all the possible angles of a strike. Combined with their exceptional lightness they are perfect for any level of competition.
Because these have been deigned specifically with shiai in mind they are not recommended for regular keiko or anyone acting as a motodachi.