KendoStar was launched by Kendo teacher, and Kendogu professional - Andy Fisher, with the goal of bringing top quality, Japanese Kendo equipment to the Kendoka of the world. Further, it is our goal to offer equipment that is specifically designed and selected to cater to the specific needs of Kendoka outside of Japan. With KendoStar you can be assured of exceptional quality, delivered with unrivaled service.
The practice of Kendo in Japan, is somewhat different to how it is in the rest of the world. In Japan, the majority of Kendoka are youngsters, even below the age of 18, and are very heavily focussed on competition. Further, most have started kendo during their early childhood years, and have no memory of how it was to wear the Bogu for the first time. They have already developed a good cutting technique, and injuries from hard-hitting, overly powerful strikes are very rare. Outside of Japan, however, where many people begin Kendo later in life, we encounter different problems, and have different requirements. Where young Japanese competitors require lightweight equipment, that compromises protection, this can present itself as a danger for those of us practicing around the world. Therefore, caution must be taken when selecting a Bogu set from a Japanese supplier. Our products are especially designed and curated with the needs of Kendoka outside of Japan in mind.
Although we also cater to your competitive needs, we specifically look to provide equipment that prioritizes safety and comfort, and fits the needs of the international Kendo community.
Official KendoStar brand products are available for you to purchase at our Japanese flagship store's English website - Kendo Bogu Japan: Mikatsuki Budogu. All orders have free international shipping.