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  • The KuSakuraShop Judo Quiz #1 - June 2020 - Results Breakdown & Analysis

    Due to the COVID-19 crisis, the beginning of the year was quite frustrating for us Judo practitioners. With the closing of all Dojo and the temporary prohibition of practicing any martial arts, due to the unavoidable closeness the two opponents have to face, we have been deprived of our passion.
    This is in this context that we decided to handle a small quiz, to allow our customers to learn a little bit more about their passion while providing them the opportunity to win some valuable prizes.

    It is now time to discuss some of the results and the process we implemented to handle this quiz.
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    Article tags: Craftsmanship, History, Judo

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  • The guide to choose your Shinai

    If choosing a Shinai is actually quite simple for a beginner (classic and not too heavy), it is a more complicated task for a confirmed practitioner that needs a weapon adapted to his working style. The weight, the balance, the type of bamboo (or carbon) will greatly influence the behavior of the Shinai and therefore both the qualities developed in training and the possibilities during Shiai (match).
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    Article tags: Craftsmanship, Guide, HowTo, Kendo, Shinai

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  • The story of the iconic Judogi - Focus on the Sashiko fabric

    After a first overview of Judogis' manufacturing steps, let's have a deeper overview and focus our attention on the Sashiko fabric that covers most of KuSakura Judogi Jackets. Although this fabric appears to be traditional and aesthetic, some of its characteristics turned out to be a huge advantage in martial arts. This is actually why we can find the Sashiko fabric on all Judo, Aikido as well as Kendo Kendogi today.
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    Article tags: Craftsmanship, Dogi, History, Judo

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  • The story of the iconic Judogi

    KuSakura is famous to be the inventor of the modern Judogi as we know it today and known as the only brand capable of producing Judogi based on the original one worn by its inventor, Jigoro Kano Sensei. With this article, we would like to share with you some key points about the evolution of this iconic training suit from its origins until nowadays. This article is also the beginning of a series dedicated to the conception of this famous martial art garment that we all wear during our long training session.

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    Article tags: Craftsmanship, Dogi, History, Judo

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