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delliott 05-05-2010 07:09 AM

Where to buy what?
 
Since Bujin Design closed, does anyone have another web site that they can recommend for purchasing aikido items?

Neal Earhart 05-05-2010 07:58 AM

Re: Where to buy what?
 
www.tozando.com

Excellent service and quality...

Larry Feldman 05-05-2010 08:19 AM

Re: Where to buy what?
 
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 08:42 AM

Re: Where to buy what?
 
Been perfectly happy with my gi from e-bogu.com

Janet Rosen 05-05-2010 09:17 AM

Re: Where to buy what?
 
Peter Boylan imports good stuff at https://www.budogu.com/

Rob Watson 05-05-2010 05:03 PM

Re: Where to buy what?
 
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 08:42 AM

Re: Where to buy what?
 
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 05:40 PM

Re: Where to buy what?
 
Hopefully all these good suggestions are getting captured and will end up in the Supply section of the site :)

ninjaqutie 05-06-2010 10:04 PM

Re: Where to buy what?
 
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 05-06-2010 11:24 PM

Re: Where to buy what?
 
http://www.yamatobudogu.com/


You can also try Tozando. They are very good.

Rabih Shanshiry 05-07-2010 09:05 AM

Re: Where to buy what?
 
Quote:

Nafis Zahir wrote: (Post 257076)
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 09:55 AM

Re: Where to buy what?
 
Quote:

Rabih Shanshiry wrote: (Post 257087)
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 12:27 PM

Re: Where to buy what?
 
Quote:

Larry Novick wrote: (Post 257092)
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 10:52 PM

Re: Where to buy what?
 
Quote:

Rabih Shanshiry wrote: (Post 257087)
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.


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