Tough focuses on protection, durability and good ergonomics.
【Product code: 13_11】
From EIKO BUDOGU
Tough as name implies is a bogu design with minimalist approach that focus on protection, durability and good ergonomics. The bogu allows users to embodies its users with such characteristic by its design that focus on good protection, light weight design, and sleek & practical design.
DESIGN SPEC SUMMARY
・Tenouchi (Synthetic leather)
・Wrist kazari naname-zashi
SHORT OVERALL REVIEW ON KOTE
Tough (Kote) offers good protection and better function. Kote is light weight and short kotebuton increase mobility and reduces hitting area for the opponent. Adequate Shikage (deer fur) filling on the kotegashira (kote head) near the joints makes it easy to use. The overall design shows it is best for competition. It is a good Kote for competitive practitioner, experienced player and also as a secondary set.
However, the short kotebuton and the shikage stuffing near the finger tips is adequate but might be thin for kendo beginners, practitioner that practice with hard-hitting opponent and female kendoka.