Kyoto-Pro Series Bogu - Defender

£304.17 ex VAT
\ £365.00 inc VAT
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Kyoto-Pro Series Bogu - Defender

£304.17 ex VAT
£365.00 inc VAT

Created in accordance with the three core principles of the Kyoto-Pro Series, Protection, Quality and Value, the Defender Bogu is the most accessible armour set in the range. With more than a year spent in the research and development of this outstanding Bogu range, the Defender caters perfectly to the needs of the typical “Western” Kenshi. Read the full story behind the Kyoto-Pro Series here.


Built without compromise, this Bogu set offers excellent all-around performance and is the best way to get into an extra-protective Bogu at minimal expense.


The Defender Bogu set includes everything you need for immediate use and comes complete with a 3 YEAR WARRANTY* as standard.


Kyoto-Pro Defender Specifications Men:


Extra-Protective Men-Buton – the Men pad is constructed from multiple protective layers, with a dual layer of selected natural felts at its core. Those layers of differential density have been carefully selected and tested to best balance weight, density and impact management. Additional layers of padding material are integrated across the primary target area, increasing protection and overall thickness in this “high traffic” zone.


Shock Absorbent Pitch Stitch – 6mm longitudinal bands of stitching are applied with Pitch-Zashi 4mm long stitches through the Futon, reducing compression of the Men padding and increasing the absorption of shock at the point of impact.


Diagonal Men-Dare Stitch – the Naname-Zashi (diagonal stitch) element applied on the Men-Dare allows the Men to sit correctly from the outset of use, preventing interference with head posture and overcoming traditional “breaking in” periods.


Duralumin Men-Gane – the Men grille is an industry standard component with a tough light-weight alloy construction.


Crossed Kazari Ito Ago – classic crossed braid design on an embossed man-made leather field decorates the Tsuki-Dare (also known as Ago), giving a tough, timeless finish.


Shirurido Microfibre Uchiwa – the ultimate in both comfort and sweat management, the internal band which surrounds and contacts the face offers the best solution for quality and comfort of fit.


Men Weight* - 1303g




Extra-Protective Kote-Buton – Kote pads are constructed with dual protective layers of selected natural felts of differential density in combination to balance weight, density and impact management. Right hand Kote-Buton feature additional layers of padding material and shielding, offering added protection in this more exposed and more commonly impacted target.


Shock Absorbent Pitch Stitch – 6mm horizontal bands of stitching are applied with 4mm long stitches through the Kote-Buton, reducing compression of the Kote padding and increasing the absorption of shock at the point of impact.


Clarino Neo Leather Tenouchi-Gawa – the toughest of the Kote palm material options but the least elastic, Clarino is a type of man-made leather which is fast drying and highly resistant to wear and tear.


Man-Made Atama Fill – synthetic wool forms the stuffing material within the Atama (hand protection). Denser and less malleable than natural materials, this fill material maintains its volume and shape and is not easily compressed over time.


Kote Weight* - 512g




Reinforced Fibre Do-Dai – created from a single formed span of reinforced fibre, the standard Do-Dai (plate) is finished in classic high gloss black.


Natural Kurozan Leather Do-Mune – traditional black embossed leather covers a toughened core of layered material forming a stiff, damage resistant upper.


Noukon Gobanzashi Shokko – the ultimate in low key ascetic styling the classic dark blue “point” pattern in vertical arrangement pairs beautifully with the simple Ago (Tsuki-Dare) design.


Ko-Gumo Kazari-Ito – when it comes to Bogu styling, often less is more. Here the Ko-Gumo (small cloud) Kazari-Ito braid design offers structure to the Mune design, offering some protection from errant Shinai which manage to slide up the Mune towards the throat.


Do Weight* - 1290g




Shock Absorbent Pitch Stitch – 6mm longitudinal bands of stitching are applied with 4mm long stitches through the Futon, reducing compression of the Tare padding and increasing the absorption of shock on impact.


Comfort Fit Hara-Obi – a supple and supremely comfortable band of Aizome dyed fabric, stitched in the same 4mm pitch stitching at 6mm intervals as featured throughout the Bogu set.


Clarino Neo-Leather Reinforcement – added along the sides and leading edges of the O-Dare to offer additional resistance to damage in passing contact, limiting regular wear and tear.


Triple Kazarisen Decoration – simple low profile lines decoration are featured in the upper front sections of the O-Dare and Ko-Dare.


Tare Weight* - 710g


*All published weights are based on an average size Bogu parts and weights of parts may vary.


For further detailed specifications check out our Kyoto-Pro Bogu comparison chart here.


Includes 3 Year Warranty – For Full Details Click Here. *Terms and conditions apply.



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This is my first bogu and I've yet to wear it to training so I don't have a great deal to compare against. At face value though its a good fit and looks to be well made. The aesthetics are nice and simple, smart but not loud.

As ever, Martyn was helpful in answering my questions to help ensure I got the best fit.

Thanks again.

Grateful for advising and quality. Very good

Es mi primer.bogu. excelente muy bonito ,
Las medidas de la tabla se ajustan al milímetro.
Recomiendo los bogus de Ninecircles ..

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