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Our beloved A-1 Alpha Mk.II is now available in ISG Edition. This means that it comes with our three ISG accessories free of charge so you can practice kendo safely and comfortably.
The ISG Face Shield, ISG Men Mask and ISG Safety Guard are all included free of charge and as standard for all A-1α Mk.II Bogu Sets. This allows you to use any combination of these accessories in response to your own personal keiko situation.
The Face Shield and Men Mask, both help you and your fellow kendoka practice with increased safety during the pandemic and help conform to ZNKR guidelines. We felt it was important to include these for free so we can promote kendo as much as possible. Meanwhile, the Safety Guard allows you increase protection to your throat so you can practice against tsuki waza with more confidence and guard against unfortunate accidents.
The latest edition of our classic A1 Alpha Bogu - easy to wear and offering unbeatable vision through our signature HV Mengane. The mendare feature an oblique cut making striking even easier - combined with the expanded field of vision results in an agile men that is at home in the dojo or out on the shiaijo. The kote have had their futon length increased to protect more of your forearm and feature the yoroigata style to make gripping a shinai easy and comfortable. The do has a kazari ito unique to this bogu, available nowhere else. Finally, the tare has also been stitched diagonally to maximize movement without compromising protection. This bogu comes with our ISG throat protector as standard as well as all the accessories you need to wear the bogu in keiko.
You can use our helpful sizing charts to choose and check the dimensions of each of the parts of our bogu. If you are unsure how to measure for the men or kote, check out the illustrations below.