Being lightweight and flexible, it is easy to see why 'Jissengata' or tournament style Kote have become increasingly popular in recent years.
VICTORY is here to change the game.
Most manufacturers of Jissengata Kote boost flexibility by excessively removing padding, especially from the fist section. Although this does indeed result in extra flexibility, it puts extreme risk on the user's safety, and can result is serious injuries to the hand.
VICTORY features our own specially developed comfort-wool in the fist section, which is UNIQUE to our products. This new, state of the art, antibacterial wool allows us to retain an exceptionally high level of flexibility, without reducing the protection offered. Living up to their name, the new technology, and a winning design of the VICTORY Kote mean that they stand in a league of their own, when compared with rival brands.
A full Orizashi design further increases flexibility, whilst also making VICTORY lightweight, and quick-drying. Finally, for the Te-no-uchi (Palm) leather, VICTORY features fine-cut, premium bleached Kotou deerskin - which is extremely soft, giving you close control of the Shinai, and does not leave a smell on the hands.
Finally, the well-padded Futon is finished with 4mm Pitch-zashi stitching, giving both cushioning and durability, and for increased hygiene, the Kote is lined with our own anti-bacterial felt, which is not only soft to the touch, but also helps to prevent odor.