TENTAKA is our deluxe Madake Jodan Shinai, which has been especially developed for use by exponents of Jodan no Kamae. Practicing Kendo from Jodan results in a somewhat different hand position on the Shinai, and TENTAKA is made to allow for that. Featuring a longer Tsuka (handle) section - and not only a longer Tsukagawa (grip leather) - TENTAKA's handle is actually shaved to be longer, so that the Shinai can be correctly balanced for this use. Naturally, a longer Tsukagawa is also included.
Each TENTAKA Jodan Shiai is made from a single bamboo plant, which provides the four slats with the best flexibility and durability.