The flagship of the Kyoto-Pro Series, the Nexus Cross-Stitch is definitively a next generation Bogu set. Built lovingly by skilled craftsmen to an exacting standard, using only the finest materials, and with an innovative approach to protection and performance, it is a Bogu which is firmly planted in the 21st century whilst its deep roots reach back into its classical origins.
The epitome of protection, the pinnacle of quality and the very essence of excellent value, the Nexus Cross-Stitch embodies both the form and spirit of the Kyoto-Pro Series. Read the full story behind the Kyoto-Pro Series here.
If you are looking for your next Bogu and aren’t prepared to compromise, look no further.
In stock and ready to ship the Nexus Cross-Stitch Bogu set includes everything you need for immediate use and comes with a 3 YEAR WARRANTY* as standard!
Kyoto-Pro Nexus Cross-Stitch Specifications
Shock Absorbent Pitch Cross-Stitch – Arranged in a grid, lines of perpendicular stitching at 6mm intervals mirror the layout of Tezashi hand stitched Futon. The Pitch-Zashi stitch used through the Futon reduces the compression of the Men padding and emphasizes the absorption of shock at the point of impact. This calculated balance of 6mm cross stitch spacing 3mm pitch changes the way the Buton deforms when impacted, ensuring structural strength no matter the angle the Buton is hit and limiting the spread of shock from the point of impact.
Extra-Protective Men-Buton – the body of 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.
Hishi-Zashi Men-Dare Stitch – Continuing the perpendicular cross-stitch utilised in the strike zone, the Naname angle applied on the Men-Dare forms a stunning Hishi-Zashi diamond pattern and allows the Men to sit correctly from the outset of use, preventing interference with head posture and overcoming traditional “breaking in” periods.
IBB Duralumin Men-Gane – designed to increase the strength of the Men-Gane, and to improve the balance point of the Men, IBB Men-Gane have two stainless steel bars in the upper portion of the structure. Whilst stronger and as a result more resistant to damage, more importantly, this Men-Gane style brings the balance point of the Men back towards the central column of the body, putting less stress on the neck of the Kenshi and minimising impact on the posture.
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). Covering the Ago and forming the base of the pattern, finest quality Aizome dyed deer leather offers both durability and class.
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.
Tezashi Style Futon Edging – with classic hand stitched styling, the rear edge of the Futon features the ultimate low key ascetic look with a subtle Tezashi style flattening of the Futon, no Sumi-Gawa and the distinctive cut corner reducing sharp angles which can catch on an opponent as you pass.
Deluxe Leather Finish – Internally, the Inden style black Tombo Ura-Gawa is tastefully understated and externally the Mimi-Gawa match the deluxe Kon-Gawa deer leather of the Ago.
Men Weight* - 1415g
Extra-Protective Kote-Buton – Kote pads are constructed in the same way as Men-Buton. Dual protective layers of selected natural felts of differential density are combined 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 – Arranged in a grid, lines of perpendicular stitching at 6mm intervals mirror the layout of Tezashi hand stitched Futon. The 4mm Pitch-Zashi stitch length used through the Futon reduces the compression of the Kote padding and emphasizes the absorption of shock at the point of impact. This calculated balance of 6mm cross stitch spacing with 4mm pitch changes the way the Buton deforms when impacted, ensuring structural strength no matter the angle the Buton is hit and limiting the spread of shock from the point of impact.
Eguri Profile – ergonomically designed to encourage and enable correct hand position, the junction between the Kote-Buton and Kobushi is specially stitched to change the angle of the wrist so that the Kote shape perfectly matches the natural position and angle of the hand when gripping a Shinai.
Deluxe Smoked Deer Leather Tenouchi-Gawa – the ultimate balance between comfort of fit and durability, this top cut of deer leather is selected and smoked, increasing the resistance to damage, without compromising significantly on stretch and comfort.
Hybrid Atama Fill – with 50% natural deer wool and 50% synthetic wool this hybrid Atama stuffing was by far the top performer in our extensive testing. Deer fur, traditionally used on the highest quality Kote, has a hollow fibre structure which makes it an excellent shock absorber over this vulnerable area. Its limitation is its lifespan because the hollow structure is easily crushed with impacts over time, thinning the padding and reducing its effectiveness. Enter the hybrid fill. By mixing the traditional deer wool with denser modern synthetic fur at a 50:50 ratio, we have been able to maintain excellent shock absorption with subtly increased density, reducing pad compression over time through use.
Deluxe Aizome Dyed Deer Leather Kobushi – the finest quality indigo dyed Kongawa deer leather forms the body of the Kote fist and the additional Yukiwa reinforcement resulting in highly resilient build with an unmistakeable quality of finish.
Kote Weight* - 582g
Toughened Shin Yamato 50pc Do-Dai – the most popular Do-Dai in the world, second only to natural Bamboo but at a fraction of the price, the weight and durability of the Shin Yamato Do-Dai makes it a firm favourite. With a black gloss finish and internal bamboo ridged styling, it delivers on both performance and looks.
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.
Souzashi Kazari-Ito – the only logical choice for the classy, low key ascetic styling seen throughout, the simple yet perfect lines of the Souzashi Kazari-Ito give a clean, modern look, accentuating the beauty of the materials and craftmanship lavished on this exquisite Bogu.
Do Weight* - 1390g
Shock Absorbent Pitch Stitch – 6mm crossed stitching is 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 with 6mm cross-stitch as featured throughout the Bogu set.
Deluxe Aizome Dyed Deer Leather Reinforcement – the finest indigo dyed deer leather reinforcement is 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.
Deluxe Ura-Gawa – Inden style black Tombo decoration helps to reinforce the Ura corners of the O-Dare and Ko-Dare, strengthening these areas prone to friction over time and finishing the Tare with a touch of elegance.
Kazari-Ito Decoration – 6 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* - 910g
*All published weights are based on an average size Bogu parts and weights of parts may vary.
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