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delliott
05-05-2010, 08:09 AM
Since Bujin Design closed, does anyone have another web site that they can recommend for purchasing aikido items?

Neal Earhart
05-05-2010, 08:58 AM
www.tozando.com

Excellent service and quality...

Larry Feldman
05-05-2010, 09:19 AM
Kiyota Co. - they are low tech, no web site, but they use a catelog. 401-366-8275

I use them for Gi's and bokkens.

chillzATL
05-05-2010, 09:42 AM
Been perfectly happy with my gi from e-bogu.com

Janet Rosen
05-05-2010, 10:17 AM
Peter Boylan imports good stuff at https://www.budogu.com/ (https://www.budogu.com/index.cfm)

Rob Watson
05-05-2010, 06:03 PM
California S&P. Frankly, I'm shocked to see he has a website! Good stuff.

http://californiasandp.com/

Don't forget kingfisher woodworks ... even though sensei says their Iwama style bokken isn't.

Fred Little
05-06-2010, 09:42 AM
For bokken, shoto, and tanto, my new personal favorite is www.bethsbuki.com. Beautifully crafted weapons from carefully selected woods, with exquisite shape and balance. I particularly recommend Beth's work to anyone who has a need for copies of a specific bokken that can no longer be acquired from the original supplier. This is not a high-volume manufacturing operation, so there is waiting time involved for most orders, but my experience thus far -- primarily with naginata -- is that the buki are well worth the wait, a conclusion I reached after comparing her work with previous acquisitions from every other North American supplier of same.

Best,

FL

gregstec
05-06-2010, 06:40 PM
Hopefully all these good suggestions are getting captured and will end up in the Supply section of the site :)

ninjaqutie
05-06-2010, 11:04 PM
S&P isn't bad. Our dojo orders some stuff from them. I do have to say that their gi are somewhat inconsistent in quality though. You can buy two gi at the same time and one is thinner then the other and one may last for a while and one wears out quickly....

Nafis Zahir
05-07-2010, 12:24 AM
http://www.yamatobudogu.com/


You can also try Tozando. They are very good.

Rabih Shanshiry
05-07-2010, 10:05 AM
http://www.yamatobudogu.com/

You can also try Tozando. They are very good.

Nafis,

Have you ever ordered anything from Yamato Budogu? Wondering how their gi compare to Tozando's...

...rab

P.S. If you like Tozando, then order from them through budo-sakigake.com website. Prices are much better.

Aiki1
05-07-2010, 10:55 AM
Nafis,

Have you ever ordered anything from Yamato Budogu? Wondering how their gi compare to Tozando's...

...rab

P.S. If you like Tozando, then order from them through budo-sakigake.com website. Prices are much better.

Did you get that gi?

Rabih Shanshiry
05-07-2010, 01:27 PM
Did you get that gi?

I did end up ordering the seersucker gi from Budo sakigake in a size 5. I haven't got it yet...supposed to ship this week. I'll let you know how it works out.

Thanks for turning me on to the site!

Nafis Zahir
05-07-2010, 11:52 PM
Nafis,

Have you ever ordered anything from Yamato Budogu? Wondering how their gi compare to Tozando's...

...rab

P.S. If you like Tozando, then order from them through budo-sakigake.com website. Prices are much better.

No I haven't. I was going to give them a try, even though I really like Tozando, but with the dollar not being worth anything, the cost of S & H makes the expense too pricey. I'm due for an hakama soon, so I am going to drive down to the Kyoto Store in Baltimore and get one from there. It's not a long drive for me and much cheaper than paying shipping cost. I may finally try out an Iwata hakama.