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Tornado - Orizashi Motodachi Kote
The inside of the kote is lined with Sillead fabric for a very comfortable fit and adds to the sets breathability.
The Orizashi finishing on these kote keep them light and practical for vigorous motodachi work.

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A unique style of kote like no other.  The Tornado-stitch futon offers our best levels of protection without the bulk and discomfort of extra thick padding.
List Price: $270.95
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Of all the requests we receive concerning kote, by far the most common is "Can I get a set that isn't painful?". The pain from receiving fierce strikes (or those with poor technique) can be immensely distracting during training, even to the point of driving people from Kendo.

To answer this problem our craftsmen set about solving this problem without just adding layer after layer to the futon. The result of their research was the Tornado-stitch®.

This unique style of futon stitching spreads the impact of a shinai and diffuses it across the futon greatly reducing the pain and discomfort of receiving a hard strike. The bands that give the kote its unique look are slanted specifically match the angles at which you are struck.

This kote is excellent for any motodachi looking for a ktoe that can withstand serious punishment, for example when practicing with adult beginners. The rest of the kote are made with Tozando's excellent experience so that even though they are highly protective you don't sacrifice comfort of performance. The wrist joint is flexible allowing for comfortable and maneuverable striking. It is then finished and reinforced with Orizashi cotton, this maintains breathability and avoids unecessary weight. It is especially liked for its beautiful understated finish and quick-drying capacity.

Proudly made in Japan and devised by our expert craftsmen, the Tornado is a fantastic kote that lets you train without fear. Available internationally with complimentary shipping.
  • Tornado-stitch® Futon for unbeatable protection
  • Orizashi finishing - lightweight, breathable and dries quickly after keiko
  • Flexible wrist construction so performance isn7t sacrificed for protection
  • Inner lining of Sillead fabric for additional comfort
  • Proudly made in Japan at our workshop in Iwate

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