Long before I got into blogging, I could be found scouring the interwebs for useful martial arts stuff. I wanted to find quality information, stores, videos…anything that caught my eye.
Now, in order to save you some time (and potentially money), I’d like to share with you some of the cool sites I’ve stumbled upon. Enjoy!
E-Bogu is my go-to place when it comes to Kendo and Kenjutsu. They have a top notch selection of hakama, iaito, and all the little accessories that go along with it. This site would be useful for those martial artists practicing the older budo arts and aikido.
E-Bogu’s got modern stuff too. Apparel, DVDs, weapons…most of the staples of modern martial art stores. Ohh, and when I bought my Bogu gear for Kendo, they sent me a free lanyard. Woot.
I could have saved myself a lot of headaches if I would have found these guys sooner than I did. They seem ready to handle any embroidery project you may have.
I met Jim and Betty (the owners) thru BlackBeltMama and am thankful I did. They are able to do stitching in Japanese, Chinese, Korean, and English; and if you have a project other than a uniform or belt, go to their home page www.ezstitches.com where they tackle other cool projects.
I’ve worked with the owner of Karate Depot and he is a good guy. Very nice, very accommodating, and concerned with the satisfaction of his customers. I’ve seen a bunch of online stores come and go, but it’s the people behind Karate Depot that make it stand out to me.
Karate Depot has a vast selection of equipment – so if your not sure where to start looking for a particular piece of gear, I would start here. Weapons, uniforms, patches, gifts…all that good stuff. Keep an eye on their sales; I’ve snagged a couple pieces of equipment at great prices by watching the bargain bin.
I hope you find these resources as useful as I do, and stay tuned for more (I’ll keep posting them from time to time).