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Keiko Cheat Sheet (For Beginners)

Tip 1: A loud and strong kiai is important not just for intimidation, but for raising one’s morale! Tip 2: Hit with your body, not your hands. Use your footwork to reach your target. Tip 3: Beware of your ma-ai. A ma-ai that’s too close or too far will result in a hit that’s too […]

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[Interview with Tozando CEO Mr. Kimura] 10,000 Units of Kote (“Michi” Line) Sold for 10,000 Yen. Zero Profit. That is Fine.

Kyoto Tozando, makers of the overwhelmingly popular「A-1α」series, is one of the most successful budogu company that has emerged in recent years. In 2015 they acquired Mitsuboshi Ltd., another well established bogu company, in order to push new innovations within the industry. Today we will be interviewing Tozando’s CEO, Mr. Kimura, the man responsible for the […]

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[Mitsuboshi CEO Kimura Toshihide Interview] Domestic Bogu: “Mine” and “Ten”

Mitsuboshi, created in 1953, is a brand known far and wide in the kendo circle. Their Bogu lines, “Mine” and “Ten”, have been a staple for all levels of Kendoka for many years. In 2015 Mitsuboshi merged with the Kyoto・Tozando group in order to push new innovations while preserving tradition. We would like to hear […]

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“Immerse Yourself in Kendo” 8dan Nabeyama Sensei’s Thoughts Towards Foreign Kenshi

Nabeyama Takahiro-sensei is a highly respected kendoka who boasts both a successful shiai and teaching career. He has also been actively teaching kendo overseas; today we will be interviewing him on his thoughts towards the spread of kendo. Profile Nabeyama Takahiro Sensei -Born in Fukuoka City, Fukuoka Prefecture -Osaka PL Gakuin: Gyokuryuki 1st Place, Interhigh […]

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[Domestically Produced Bogu, Treasures of the Kendo World] Hatakaya Budogu Interview

Left Side: Hatakaya Craftsman, Mr. Toshiaki of Tesshin-Ryu “BIZEN” kote 3bu_Japanese tezashi for kids “SATORI” takeaki kote 2.5bu_Japanese tezashi “SATORI” takeaki kote 2bu_Japanese tezashi Hatakaya Budougu came into prominence as a kendo supplier around Heisei 10th. While most suppliers nowadays have a tendency to cut business costs by move their manufacturing process overseas, Hatakaya Budougu […]

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What is BUSHIZO?

BUSHIZO is an online select shop of kendo supplies. From the rich lineup selected carefully by the BUSHIZO staff, you can purchase the product at a reasonable price. 1. Good Deal Since we are purchasing directly from manufacturers, we can offer quality goods at a reasonable price by not adding intermediate costs. 2. Easy to […]

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Interview with swords craftsman Mr. Kazuki Kawashima

This time, we interviewed Mr. Kazuki Kawashima of the sword artist who is a Japanese craftworker. It was a very impressed interview with Mr. Kawashima.   The reason why Mr. Kawashima became craftsman ーWhy did you want to become a sword craftsman? Kawashima: Since my family work was making a knife. When I was a kid, […]

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MAKERS STORY of Takayanagi Kiichi Shoten

  Takayanagi-Kichi-Shoten has Established in 1954. It is know as one of the fewest and most famous sewing and indigo dyeing makers which has  its own factory in Japan. Because the former president had eight dan of Judo, the company has strength judo as well. We asked about the original products, a new management team. […]

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MAKERS STORY of Takeshima Budogu

Takeshima Budogu was founded in 1954. They have their own shop in Kawasaki and Sagamihara, Kanagawa prefecture in Japan. Though they are a retailer, they have own products named “BUKOTU”. It’s popular in Japan because of  its unique design. What is the characteristic of BUKOTU? Why they developed it?   Profile Takeshima Budogu Mr. Mutsuyoshi […]

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MAKERS STORY of Nishinihon Budogu

  Nishinihon budogu is  traditional Shinai and Kendo bogu maker in Kasuga city, Fukuoka prefecture. It was established about 34 years ago, and since then, it has been providing high-quality kendo equipment throughout the country.is known for its lightweight and easy-to-use armor “Mugen” series and Madake Shinai made by Japanese craftsmen. Currently there are few […]

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MAKERS STORY of Anshin Shokai

  Anshin Shokai founded in 1955. After the world war II GHQ banned Budo. I was surprised to say that they sold budo supplies in the black market at that time. I will tell you the vision and passion  of the company(May 2017) Profile Anshin shokai Co., Ltd. President of Anshin shokai  Seigo Ando Hit […]

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MAKERS STORY of Eiko Budogu

Eikobudogu is a martial arts equipment manufacturing company founded in Kawaguchi city Saitama prefecture in 1992. Originally founded by Madokoro brother’s father, the family business has been passed down to his two sons, and the brothers currently run the company together. This time we had the privilege to hear their story of their factory for […]

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Japan Festival 2017 in the Netherlands

Hello! I’m Mariko Sato in charge of BUSHIZO in Europe. I participated in the Japan Festival 2017 held in Amstelveen on Sunday, October 8th. In this Festival, you can enjoy Japanese cuisine and workshops. Such as Ramen, udon, beef bowl and curry….etc, are introduced as Japanese traditional food. At the workshop you can experience calligraphy […]

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MAKERS STORY of Matsukan

The kendo maker Matsukan Kogyo which was founded in 111 years. It is a maker which developed a big hit bogu bag “Kanmuri” series. It is also known as the maker of baseball balls, judo, etc. We will deliver interviews not only for kendo but also episodes that started producing baseball balls, how to create […]

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Interview With Takanori Nakamura, Seventh-dan Kendo Artist and Gourmand

Takanori Nakamura Born in Hayama, Kanagawa Prefecture, he has commented on fashion, culture, gourmet, travel, and luxury lifestyle in magazines, newspapers, and on TV. In 2007, he received the title of Chevalier (knighthood) in Champagne, France. In 2010, he also received knighthood in Cava, Spain, which is famous for its sparkling wine. In 2013, Nakamura […]

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