The last thing you want in shiai is to be restricted in your movements, particularly around your legs. The Tokuren Gold Tare is made of a flexible cross-stitched futon that moves with you, not against you. Unnecessary weight is trimmed off by using a lightweight core and removing all herikawa in the fukuronui style. The obi are also incredibly comfortable and slim to allow for easy tying and minimal instruction. This is perfect for any kendoka looking for a dedicated shiai tare.