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  • Bokken / Bokuto - wooden sword used for kata

    Shinai
    - Bamboo practice sword
  • Sakigawa - leather tip
  • Nakayui - leather strap tied at the upper one third of the shinai
  • Tsuru - yellow string which runs along the back of the shinai
  • Tsuba - hand guard
  • Tsukagawa - leather handle cover

    Bogu - protective gear
  • Men - head/face protector
  • Men gane - metal grill over face
  • Men tare - flaps/ shoulder protection
  • Tsuki tare - throat protector
  • Kote - hand and wrist protector
  • Do - chest and torso protector
  • Tare - waist, thigh and groin protector

Himo - strings on kendo bogu - men himo, do himo etc.
Zekken - tare cover with name tag
Keiko gi / do gi - Kendo top jacket
Hakama - wide skirt-like pants


  Kendo Equipment