by Hiro Imafuji
(Gotokukan Imafuji Dojo (Fishers, IN))

Recommended by: Hiro Imafuji

Reasons you recommend:  This is the well-known kendo bogu shop in the world. The owner of the shop is also well-known, Taro Ariga sensei (7th dan).  You cannot go wrong.

Only downside is that they have so many things to choose so the website can confuse beginners.

However, if you are a beginner and do not know what you should get, just talk to them.

My detailed e-bogu review can be read here.

Company Information From The Company:

Address of Headquarters:
1581 Browning
Irvine, CA 92606

Saitama, Japan
Mexico City, Mexico
Quito, Ecuador
Santiago, Chile
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Frankfurt, Germany
Budapest, Hungary

Contact information:
URL: www.e-bogu.com
Person: Taro Ariga President & CEO
Phone: 949-756-8880
Toll Free in the USA and Canada: 866-DO KENDO (866-365-3636)
Contact email address: sales/at/e-bogu.com
* Please change /at/ to @ when you email.

Company Strength:
Our strength is that we carry a wide range of product for all levels of Kenshis.

Little kids beginners to top level players enjoy our wide range of products.

By maximizing the use of IT technology in our operation, we cut unnecessary cost.

Our development team is composed by experienced Kenshis, who strive to improve the quality of our products.

We have recently built a beautiful Kendo Dojo in our headquarters building, with the size of two official Kendo courts, so our staff, Dojo members, our customers and guests can practice Kendo 24/7.

Brief Message to the Readers of Kendo-Guide.Com:
We are the leading Martial Arts Equipment supplier in the world.

We supply high quality Martial Arts equipment to all levels, from beginners to high ranking masters.

Many of our staff are highly skilled Martial Arts instructors, who has participated in various International tournaments, placing at high ranks in the world.

Our Mission is to introduce Kendo to everyone in the world, and to help all Kenshis excel in their everyday training.

Our vision is to be the best Kendo equipment supplier in the world, providing top quality equipment and service to every level of Martial Artists.

"High Quality Martial Arts Equipment for Everyone, Anywhere in the World"

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Nov 11, 2011
Exellent Service
by: Richard

Here is an email I sent to Mr. Taro Ariga, CEO, of e-bogu.com:

Dear Mr. Ariga,

I wanted to share an excellent customer service experience I had this weekend when I visited your store in Irvine. I live in Las Vegas, Nevada, and was traveling to Los Angeles to spend time with my grandchildren over the weekend so I thought I'd add this to the list of places to visit.

I began Kendo training in July and was ready to purchase my first Bogu. I guess my timing was good because I had just received an email advertisement from e-bogu.com that the KEIRYO 3MM Kendo Bogu was on sale.

I was a bit anxious about making the purchase because I knew I needed a lot of assistance to obtain the proper sizes for not only the Bogu but also for a Hakama and Kendogi.

As I walked into the warehouse area I was greeted by one of your employees whose name was Alex. His polite and helpful demeanor was very reassuring and he quickly put me at ease with what we needed to do.

He answered all my questions and was extremely attentive to not only myself but also my wife who accompanied me to the store. Alex is a delightful young man and very knowledgeable about your products.

I can see that with employees like Alex why your business is so successful. You can be sure I will be a return customer as I value not only the quality of your products but also the quality of your customer service. Please give Alex a personal thank you from my wife and I.

Arigatou gozaimashita

Apr 21, 2010
by: Matt

 Grade: Nidan

 Product/s You Purchased: Kai Ibushi Shnai, Keikogi, Hakama

Rate the product/s: I have been buying the Kai Ibushi shinai for over a year as my basic go-to shinai. I am very pleased with them, they are very similar in size in weight, have a good balance, and are of high quality. I would give them a 5/5

I have bought the majority of my keikogi and hakama from e-bogu as well, everything from the basic single layer beginner set, up to the double layer and 10,000# hakama. I have been very happy with all of them. They are again of high quality, and are very durable, and have withstood years of abuse (ie: machine washing). Again I would give them a 5/5

 Rate the service: Service is excellent, one time I placed an order for 38 shinai by mistake, and they quickly exchanged them for 39 with no hassle 5/5 for service

 Do you recommend this shop to your friend?:  I would recommend this shop to a friend.

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