Training Wear

Premium Keikogi and Hakama

The Shogun Kendogu selection of kendo wear contains only top-quality items. We have a range of keikogi (kendogi) and hakama to suit all kendoka and uses, whether you need a lightweight and fast drying Waffle Gi for summer training or a #10000 cotton aizome hakama for special occasions. 

For our premium line of full cotton aizome hakama and keikogi, we choose Bushu Ichi as our supplier. Kendo wear by Bushu Ichi is made in Japan using traditional techniques, resulting in a superior product.


About Bushu Ichi Kendo Wear

Using naturally fermented materials, all Bushu lchi kendo uniform products are dyed according to saki-zome procedures. The threads are dyed with naturally sourced ai dye (aizome) prior to being woven into the sheet of material. This is in contrast to many aizome  hakama and keikogi which are dyed with chemical based dye after the material has been manufactured.

Natural ai dye comes from the Persicaria tinctoria plant which is used for a number of purposes due to its antioxidant, insect repellent, natural deodorizing, pain killer, and detoxification properties. Increasingly, many manufacturers claim to make kendo garments with aizome dye. Unfortunately however, it is common that the aizome dye is of chemical origin – and in many cases, the dyeing process is not sufficient to maintain a long-lasting colour. Bushu lchi is one of only a few Japanese manufactures currently using genuine and natural ai extract right from the beginning of the production process. As a result of this process, the indigo colour remains vibrant for much longer. In fact, very little 'colour bleeding' will occur – even during the early stages of wear. Further, the use of naturally fermented extract contributes to the strength and durability of the fabric. The natural colouring is much easier on the skin, and is therefore ideal for hakama and keikogi for children with delicate skin and people who are prone to allergies.

Bushu lchi products are woven on an old-style 'shuttle loom'. Also, in some stages of the process, water retrieved from an on-site water well is used. Shunning the use of machines aimed at mass production, the Bushu lchi brand ensures a unique feel with unrivalled softness, comfort, colour-fast qualities, and durability that can only be found in a garment so painstakingly crafted.


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30 Kan Hakama

30 Kan Hakama

The "30 Kan" hakama by Bushu Ichi is equivalent to an #6000 grade cotton. Unlike Chinese made hakama..

$150.00

40 Kan Hakama

40 Kan Hakama

The "40 Kan" hakama by Bushu Ichi is equivalent to an #8000 grade cotton. Unlike Chinese made hakama..

$180.00

Blue-lite Keikogi

Blue-lite Keikogi

A finely woven stitch, the single layer "Blue-lite" is an extremely lightweight keikogi, as the name..

$100.00

Bushu Sashi Keikogi

Bushu Sashi Keikogi

A robust weave, the double layer "Sashi" keikogi from Bushu Ichi boasts a deluxe fit and feel of com..

$210.00

Manri Hakama

Manri Hakama

Equivalent to #10,000 grade hakama, the "Manri" by Bushu Ichi is a top-of-the-line hakama for specia..

$210.00

Shouki Keikogi

Shouki Keikogi

A durable double layer keikogi, the "Shouki" is soft and comfortable for use in all situations. ..

$170.00

The 'Tough' Keikogi

The 'Tough' Keikogi

Due to its absorbency and durability, the Bushu Ichi made "Tough" single layer keikogi is ..

$100.00

The 'Warm' Keikogi

The 'Warm' Keikogi

This single layer keikogi is lined with a warm, napped fabric on the inside. It is boasts superior c..

$130.00

Waffle-gi

Waffle-gi

A Shogun Kendogu original, the unique ‘waffle’ texture of the fabric quickly wicks sweat away from t..

$90.00

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