e-bogu is run by Taro Ariga sensei who is 7-dan in kendo. So you don’t have to worry about their products. They are truly kendo stuff.
And as far as I know, e-bogu is…
This also means they have a lot of products to provide. This is a benefit for us, consumers, because the prices are reasonable. This is great news especially for beginners.
There is no doubt that they have a lot of orders from everywhere every day. Of course, they make mistakes. But their responses to these mistakes are quick and they treat their customers very well.
Many of my students buy stuff from e-bogu and never heard any complaints about e-bogu from them. I hear positive feedback from my students about their customer service.
My students told me, “Oh, they are really good. They are really quick to deal with problems and treat us good too!”.
I myself am a consumer of e-bogu. I had no problem with their service, shipping and equipment. I am very satisfied.
I purchased two things in the past.
Jersey Keikogi (outlet)
They arrived quickly and in a good condition. I am very satisfied with my purchase.
Downside: As I said, they have a lot of products. It can be very confusing for beginners. So if you are to buy a set of bogu,
You have to make sure that you order one for your size.
"Click on each link where it says "click HERE for Hand (Head and so on) Size Information".
They will tell you how to measure the size of hands, head and so on.
I suggest you should talk to a customer service of e-bogu (if you are or have a growing child). We usually order a bit bigger bogu for growing children.
However, to be safe, you should talk to them because they know about their products. i.e. they know how big their bogu are.
You should NOT get a bogu that is too big because it does not protect him well. That is why it is very important to talk to the shop.
You want to make sure that the bogu will come with himo (strings). So choose free himo. Also you need a bogu bag (a bag to put in your bogu)."
Tip for A zekken: This is a name bag for tare. You should have one if you belong to a dojo. Ask your teacher about this.
This is my advice to beginners who buys a set of bogu for the first time. So if you are a beginner, hopefully this helps you too.
Personally, I want them to include a bogu bag for beginners; especially children. Very basic cloth dark green bogu bag will do for children.
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