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Athlete who practices kendo; the kendoka wears protective equipment, the bogu (armor).
Long skirt for hiding foot movement.
Thick belt from which five very thick cotton panels hang; it protects the lower abdomen and the hips.
Breastplate that is usually made from bamboo blades covered with leather; it protects the front and sides of the torso.
Very thick glove that is usually made of cotton and leather; it protects the hand, the wrist and the lower part of the forearm.
Saber made up of four bamboo blades that are bound together by pieces of leather; it ends with a cap and is used for training.
Padded helmet with a steel grate that protects the head and face; it also provides protection for the shoulders and throat.