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  • BACK & REINCARNATED! The Super Protective Bogu Set 'VANGUARD' is on of the Bogu sets that stands out as unique amongst its rivals. The culmination of years of research and trials, VANGUARD has been specifically developed to not only be comfortable, and functional - but most importantly, extremely protective.
  • BACK & REINCARNATED! The Super Protective Bogu Set 'VANGUARD' is on of the Bogu sets that stands out as unique amongst its rivals. The culmination of years of research and trials, VANGUARD has been specifically developed to not only be comfortable, and functional - but most importantly, extremely protective.
  • BACK & REINCARNATED! The Super Protective Bogu Set 'VANGUARD' is on of the Bogu sets that stands out as unique amongst its rivals. The culmination of years of research and trials, VANGUARD has been specifically developed to not only be comfortable, and functional - but most importantly, extremely protective.
  • BACK & REINCARNATED! The Super Protective Bogu Set 'VANGUARD' is on of the Bogu sets that stands out as unique amongst its rivals. The culmination of years of research and trials, VANGUARD has been specifically developed to not only be comfortable, and functional - but most importantly, extremely protective.
  • BACK & REINCARNATED! The Super Protective Bogu Set 'VANGUARD' is on of the Bogu sets that stands out as unique amongst its rivals. The culmination of years of research and trials, VANGUARD has been specifically developed to not only be comfortable, and functional - but most importantly, extremely protective.
  • BACK & REINCARNATED! The Super Protective Bogu Set 'VANGUARD' is on of the Bogu sets that stands out as unique amongst its rivals. The culmination of years of research and trials, VANGUARD has been specifically developed to not only be comfortable, and functional - but most importantly, extremely protective.
  • BACK & REINCARNATED! The Super Protective Bogu Set 'VANGUARD' is on of the Bogu sets that stands out as unique amongst its rivals. The culmination of years of research and trials, VANGUARD has been specifically developed to not only be comfortable, and functional - but most importantly, extremely protective.
  • BACK & REINCARNATED! The Super Protective Bogu Set 'VANGUARD' is on of the Bogu sets that stands out as unique amongst its rivals. The culmination of years of research and trials, VANGUARD has been specifically developed to not only be comfortable, and functional - but most importantly, extremely protective.
  • BACK & REINCARNATED! The Super Protective Bogu Set 'VANGUARD' is on of the Bogu sets that stands out as unique amongst its rivals. The culmination of years of research and trials, VANGUARD has been specifically developed to not only be comfortable, and functional - but most importantly, extremely protective.
  • BACK & REINCARNATED! The Super Protective Bogu Set 'VANGUARD' is on of the Bogu sets that stands out as unique amongst its rivals. The culmination of years of research and trials, VANGUARD has been specifically developed to not only be comfortable, and functional - but most importantly, extremely protective.
  • BACK & REINCARNATED! The Super Protective Bogu Set 'VANGUARD' is on of the Bogu sets that stands out as unique amongst its rivals. The culmination of years of research and trials, VANGUARD has been specifically developed to not only be comfortable, and functional - but most importantly, extremely protective.
  • BACK & REINCARNATED! The Super Protective Bogu Set 'VANGUARD' is on of the Bogu sets that stands out as unique amongst its rivals. The culmination of years of research and trials, VANGUARD has been specifically developed to not only be comfortable, and functional - but most importantly, extremely protective.
  • BACK & REINCARNATED! The Super Protective Bogu Set 'VANGUARD' is on of the Bogu sets that stands out as unique amongst its rivals. The culmination of years of research and trials, VANGUARD has been specifically developed to not only be comfortable, and functional - but most importantly, extremely protective.
  • BACK & REINCARNATED! The Super Protective Bogu Set 'VANGUARD' is on of the Bogu sets that stands out as unique amongst its rivals. The culmination of years of research and trials, VANGUARD has been specifically developed to not only be comfortable, and functional - but most importantly, extremely protective.
  • BACK & REINCARNATED! The Super Protective Bogu Set 'VANGUARD' is on of the Bogu sets that stands out as unique amongst its rivals. The culmination of years of research and trials, VANGUARD has been specifically developed to not only be comfortable, and functional - but most importantly, extremely protective.
  • BACK & REINCARNATED! The Super Protective Bogu Set 'VANGUARD' is on of the Bogu sets that stands out as unique amongst its rivals. The culmination of years of research and trials, VANGUARD has been specifically developed to not only be comfortable, and functional - but most importantly, extremely protective.
  • BACK & REINCARNATED! The Super Protective Bogu Set 'VANGUARD' is on of the Bogu sets that stands out as unique amongst its rivals. The culmination of years of research and trials, VANGUARD has been specifically developed to not only be comfortable, and functional - but most importantly, extremely protective.
  • BACK & REINCARNATED! The Super Protective Bogu Set 'VANGUARD' is on of the Bogu sets that stands out as unique amongst its rivals. The culmination of years of research and trials, VANGUARD has been specifically developed to not only be comfortable, and functional - but most importantly, extremely protective.
  • BACK & REINCARNATED! The Super Protective Bogu Set 'VANGUARD' is on of the Bogu sets that stands out as unique amongst its rivals. The culmination of years of research and trials, VANGUARD has been specifically developed to not only be comfortable, and functional - but most importantly, extremely protective.
  • BACK & REINCARNATED! The Super Protective Bogu Set 'VANGUARD' is on of the Bogu sets that stands out as unique amongst its rivals. The culmination of years of research and trials, VANGUARD has been specifically developed to not only be comfortable, and functional - but most importantly, extremely protective.
  • BACK & REINCARNATED! The Super Protective Bogu Set 'VANGUARD' is on of the Bogu sets that stands out as unique amongst its rivals. The culmination of years of research and trials, VANGUARD has been specifically developed to not only be comfortable, and functional - but most importantly, extremely protective.
  • BACK & REINCARNATED! The Super Protective Bogu Set 'VANGUARD' is on of the Bogu sets that stands out as unique amongst its rivals. The culmination of years of research and trials, VANGUARD has been specifically developed to not only be comfortable, and functional - but most importantly, extremely protective.
  • BACK & REINCARNATED! The Super Protective Bogu Set 'VANGUARD' is on of the Bogu sets that stands out as unique amongst its rivals. The culmination of years of research and trials, VANGUARD has been specifically developed to not only be comfortable, and functional - but most importantly, extremely protective.
  • BACK & REINCARNATED! The Super Protective Bogu Set 'VANGUARD' is on of the Bogu sets that stands out as unique amongst its rivals. The culmination of years of research and trials, VANGUARD has been specifically developed to not only be comfortable, and functional - but most importantly, extremely protective.
  • BACK & REINCARNATED! The Super Protective Bogu Set 'VANGUARD' is on of the Bogu sets that stands out as unique amongst its rivals. The culmination of years of research and trials, VANGUARD has been specifically developed to not only be comfortable, and functional - but most importantly, extremely protective.
  • BACK & REINCARNATED! The Super Protective Bogu Set 'VANGUARD' is on of the Bogu sets that stands out as unique amongst its rivals. The culmination of years of research and trials, VANGUARD has been specifically developed to not only be comfortable, and functional - but most importantly, extremely protective.
  • BACK & REINCARNATED! The Super Protective Bogu Set 'VANGUARD' is on of the Bogu sets that stands out as unique amongst its rivals. The culmination of years of research and trials, VANGUARD has been specifically developed to not only be comfortable, and functional - but most importantly, extremely protective.
  • BACK & REINCARNATED! The Super Protective Bogu Set 'VANGUARD' is on of the Bogu sets that stands out as unique amongst its rivals. The culmination of years of research and trials, VANGUARD has been specifically developed to not only be comfortable, and functional - but most importantly, extremely protective.
  • BACK & REINCARNATED! The Super Protective Bogu Set 'VANGUARD' is on of the Bogu sets that stands out as unique amongst its rivals. The culmination of years of research and trials, VANGUARD has been specifically developed to not only be comfortable, and functional - but most importantly, extremely protective.
  • BACK & REINCARNATED! The Super Protective Bogu Set 'VANGUARD' is on of the Bogu sets that stands out as unique amongst its rivals. The culmination of years of research and trials, VANGUARD has been specifically developed to not only be comfortable, and functional - but most importantly, extremely protective.
  • BACK & REINCARNATED! The Super Protective Bogu Set 'VANGUARD' is on of the Bogu sets that stands out as unique amongst its rivals. The culmination of years of research and trials, VANGUARD has been specifically developed to not only be comfortable, and functional - but most importantly, extremely protective.

*ANNIVERSARY SALE* - VANGUARD Extra Protective KendoStar Bogu Set

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PERFECT FOR *ALL* LEVELS OF KENDOKA - VANGUARD HAS BEEN SPECIALLY DEVELOPED TO BE EXTREMELY PROTECTIVE - PERFECT FOR BOTH BEGINNERS, AS WELL AS ADVANCED PRACTITIONERS WHO OFTEN ACT AS MOTODACHI.

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Mune Designs

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            1 - Souzashi         2 - Tsubasa Kazari

 

 

 

Do-Dai Options

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Basic Black (Synthetic)

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KHD11 Tame (Deep Crimson)

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KHD30 Beni Tame (Crimson)

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KHD22 Ao Kasumi (Sky Blue)

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KHD7 Nou Ai (Dark Blue)

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KHD19 Black Ishime (Matte Finish)

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KHD81 Brown Ishime (Matte Finish)

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KHD60 Black SUPER Ishime (Coarse Matte Finish)

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KHD73 Grey SUPER Ishime (Coarse Matte Finish)

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KHD72 Tame SUPER Ishime (Coarse Matte Finish)

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KHD52 Black Imitation Same 

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KHD51 Red Imitation Same

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TD-04 Gloss Black 'Roiro' Do - 60pc Bamboo

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TD-18 Yellow Kiji Do - 60pc Bamboo

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TD-05 Gloss Tame Nuri Do - 60pc Bamboo

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TD-06 Gloss Beni Tame Nuri do - 60pc Bamboo

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TD-14 Kuro Kanshitsu Do - 60pc Bamboo 

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TD-15 Kon Kanshitsu Do - 60pc Bamboo 

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TD-07 Gyou-Un Do - 60pc Bamboo 

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TD-13 Sakuragawa Nuri Do - 60pc Bamboo 

Please note - Changing the Do-Dai from Standard Black may increase production time by 6-8 Weeks. 

BACK & REINCARNATED! The Extra Protective Bogu Set 'VANGUARD' is one of the Bogu sets that stands out as unique amongst its rivals. The culmination of years of research and trials, VANGUARD has been specifically developed to not only be comfortable, and functional - but most importantly, extremely protective. 

"I designed the VANGUARD Bogu set, based somewhat on the most popular Bogu sets that I have designed in the past. During my career as a Kendogu professional, it has been somewhat hard to deliver a Kendo Bogu set that provides this level of protection, whilst I was employed at Japanese companies. Despite producing an extremely popular, extra-protective Bogu set in the past, that was hugely popular, I was told by the companies in Japan that worked for that it was not to be continued - as it did not meet the needs of Japanese customers. 

This upset me a great deal, and was a deciding factor in leaving employment at such companies, in order to start KendoStar. 

The great thing about VANGUARD is that it is great for ALL levels of Kendoka. It's great for instructors who are on the receiving end of lots of hard strikes - especially from beginners. But it is also a fantastic set for instructors to recommend to their students, including the beginners, as they also benefit from the protective features. I know myself, from my own experience as a Kendo instructor, that a large number of students quit Kendo shortly after first wearing the Bogu. This is because of the pain that they experience as beginners, which not only are they not used to, but also because they are also on the receiving end of strikes from other beginners, who have not mastered the cutting technique. 

In Japan, this is less of a problem, as most beginners are children, and not adults. So they do not experience hard strikes in the same way. Therefore, simply allowing a new adult beginner to use the same kind of Bogu that is popular in Japan can be quite risky. 

Therefore, VANGUARD carries on my own personal tradition of designing and manufacturing Bogu sets to cater to this concept, and I could not be more proud to finally bring the most protective, and most comfortable Bogu set so far to the international Kendo community" - Andy Fisher, KendoStar CEO.

 
Literally perfect for ALL levels of Kendoka.

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The Men is stitched using extra-wide 10mm Pitch-zashi stitching - making the cushioning quality of the Futon exceptional. Further, an additional layer of 'Shin' (inner padding) is included, to ensure protection in optimized. However, to prevent wear and tear, and to allow for good shaping, 5mm diagonal 'Naname-zashi' is used on the Mendare - ensuring VANGUARD is both durable, and comfortable. A light, but strong IBB Mengane (protective cage) features reinforced Titanium bars in the strike zone - giving excellent balance, and exceptional strength. To improve hygiene, a new type of specially developed micro-bacterial felt is used for the Uchiwa (face padding), which dries quickly, and is resilient to odor.

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The Kote also feature the same 10mm Pitch-zashi stitching, as featured on the Men, and also feature the same additional padding in the strike zone - keeping you protected from hard strikes. The wrist joint is made using an original cut, which is extremely flexible, whilst also being very durable. The palms are made using toughened synthetic leather, and Yoroi-Kazari is featured on the fists, and genuine deer's hair is used inside for increased maneuverability. 

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A 50pc type toughened synthetic black Do-dai (body protector) comes as standard, and a Kurozan Mune, with your choice of design.

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The Tare has been designed to give not only a sophisticated appearance, but also excellent protection, comfort, and durability. The Mae-Obi features 10mm Pitch-zashi stitching, making it extremely soft and flexible. The panels, however, feature tighter 5mm stitching, for better shaping and durability where the Tare needs it most!


Why buy this Bogu from KendoStar?

  • Unbeatable service - personally provided by our owner - Andy Fisher, and his team.
  • Quality checked - to professional standards, with no compromises made.
  • Supporting International Kendo - KendoStar is a direct sponsor of The Kendo Show, which helps spread the practice, and education of Kendo around the world via instructional and informative videos. Checkout the channel here .

 

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  1. Great product, awesome customer service 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 31st Dec 2017

    I'm delighted with the quality of the Vanguard bogu set and the customer service provided by Andy and the team at Mikatsuki Budogu.

    This bogu set is extremely comfortable and the attention to detail in the custom build was superb. This is a great value for a beginner like me and I can't recommend them enough!

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