Created in accordance with the three core principles of the Kyoto-Pro Series, Protection, Quality and Value, the Guardian Bogu offers outstanding protection and classic styling. With more than a year spent in the research and development of this outstanding Bogu range, the Kyoto-Pro Guardian delivers tangible gains in both protection and performance at an eminently affordable price. Read the full story behind the Kyoto-Pro Series here.
This Bogu is an excellent mid-range option which perfectly bridges the gap between entry level Bogu and the top-tier armour sets, offering archetypal ascetic styling at superb value, without compromising on protection or performance.
In stock and ready to ship the Guardian Bogu set includes everything you need for immediate use and comes complete with a 3 YEAR WARRANTY* as standard.
Kyoto-Pro Guardian Specifications
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 – 4mm 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. Reducing the distance between lines of stitching increases durability of the Futon and reduces damage to the body of the pad through use and offers additional impact resistance.
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.
Noukon Naname-Zashi Ago Shokko – Dark blue dots, arranged in Naname-Zashi diagonal grid form the pattern covering the main area of the Tsuki-Dare (also known as Ago), linking with the paired Do-Mune Shokko perfectly.
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* - 1335g
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 – 4mm 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. Reducing the distance between lines of stitching increases durability of the Futon and offers additional impact resistance.
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* - 525g
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 Naname-Zashi Do-Mune Shokko – arranged in Naname-Zashi, diagonal grid, the dark blue dot pattern offers classic detailing to the Do-Mune whilst following the low-key ascetic style synonymous with Japanese design.
Hon-Gumo Kazari-Ito – With the cloud style Kazari-Ito surrounding the Do-Mune Shokko, the high quality braid offers some protection from errant Shinai which manage to slide up the Mune towards the throat.
Do Weight* - 1320g
Shock Absorbent Pitch Stitch – 4mm 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 4mm 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.
Kazari-Ito Decoration – 5 horizontal lines of black Kazari Ito feature at the top of each O-Dare panel, adding traditional ornamentation to the Omote aspect of the Tare.
Tare Weight* - 800g
*All published weights are based on an average size Bogu parts and weights of parts may vary.
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