We are the leading Martial Arts Equipment supplier in the World with branch offices in the USA, Japan, Argentina, Chile, Ecuador, Mexico, Germany, Hungary, Portugal and China. We supply Top Quality Martial Arts equipment to all levels: from beginners to high ranking masters. Many of our staff are highly skilled Martial Arts instructors, who has participated in various International tournaments, placing at high rankings in the world. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us, and I am sure we will be able to help you.
E-BOGU.COM, Inc. headquarters is conveniently located at the heart of Orange County, next to the freeways 405, 5 and 55, and minutes from the Orange County Airport.
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E-BOGU.COM, Inc. Worldwide
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E-BOGU.COM, Inc. Sponsor at the 15World Kendo Championships in Novara, Italy (May 2012)
E-BOGU.COM, Inc. Sponsor at the European Championships in Hungary (2010)
Toshihito Kokubun' visit to e-bogu.com Inc. Distribution Center
World Athlete Support (CEO Toshihito Kokubun Karate 4th Dan) and e-bogu.com Inc. join forces to support the World Martial Arts community. Kokubun sensei spent 4 days at e-bogu.com Inc. discussing with Taro Ariga (e-bogu.com Inc. CEO) on the future of Martial Arts in the world, as well as the development of a strong partnership between the two organizations.
Toshihito Kokubun (JKF 4th Dan) President of World Athlete Support Major Tournament results:
- 1994 All Japan Karate Championships (JFK) 1st Place
- 1994 Asian Games 80 Kg Category (AKF) 1st Place
- 1996 All Japan Karate Championships (JFK) 1st Place
- 1997 Finland World Games 80 Kg Category (WKF) 1st Place
- 1997 All Japan Karate Association All Japan Tournament (JKA) 1st Place
- 1998 World Karate Championships (JKA) 1st Place
- 2000 All Japan Karate Association All Japan Kumite Tournament (JKA) 1st Place
- 2000 World Karate Championships (JKA) 1st Place
- 2003 All Japan Jitsugyoudan (Company) Championships (JFK) 1st Place
6-7-22 Shinjuku-ku, Shinjuku, Tokyo Japan
Kokubun sensei demonstrated breaking a baseball batt with his shin. Very impressive. "My hand that was holding the batt hurt, so, I can not imagine the power in his shin..." (e-bogu.com CEO Taro Ariga)
19EKC (19th European Kendo Championships)
e-bogu.com Inc. was the official sponsor for the 19th European Kendo Championships, which was held in the beautiful city if Budapest, Hungary. The Championship was held over 3 days (April 23 - 25, 2004), with 28 participating countries, and over 3000 spectators. e-bogu.com sent 4 staff to sponsor the Championships, by having a booth, which more than 2000 people visited our booth.
To see the tournament results, click here.
e-bogu.com Inc. TV Commercial
Musashi Miyamoto was definitely the most famous Samurai of all times. This drama presented by NHK is a year long TV series about his like. e-bogu.com Inc. presented a year long TV commercial advertisement campain during this TV series. To see a clip of our commercial, click here(1MB).
The 13th World Kendo Championships 2006 Taiwane-bogu.com was the proud sponsor of The 13th World Kendo Championships 2006 Taiwan. We did not only participate as a sponsor, but many of our staff worldwide, achieved great results in the tournament.
13WKC Results Sandy Maruyama - Team USA 2nd Place
Song Choi - Team Korea 2nd Place Sabrina Kumpf - Team Germany 3rd Place
Taro Ariga - Team Canada Top 8
Roberto Kumpf - Germany Men's Team
Julio Villarroel - Chile Men's Team
Sergio Andrade - Portugal Men's Team
Tetsushi Abe - Hungary Team Coach
e-bogu.com Inc. was also the official sponsor of the Canadian National Kendo Team at the 13th World Kendo Championships in Taipei, Taiwan (Dec 8 - 10, 2006). Canada team placed 3rd in the women's division, and the Men's advanced to the quarter finals. D. Taguchi and S. Kamata awarded the Fighting Spirit Award.
The 12th World Kendo Championships 2003 Glasgow
e-bogu.com, Inc. was a sponsor for the 12WKC in Glasgow, 2003. e-bogu.com, Inc. was also the official sponsor for Canadian National Team and the Brazilian National Team for this event. "We supplied both the Canadian and the Brazilian team with our top quality equipment. These are the two places I learned Kendo from, so it was my long time dream to help the Kendo community in these countries." (Taro Ariga - e-bogu.com, Inc. CEO, Captain of the Canadian National Team for the 12WKC). (Photo left: Her Majesty the Queen and e-bogu.com, Inc. CEO Taro Ariga)
The 11th World Kendo Championships 2000 Santa Clara
e-bogu.com, Inc. was a proud sponsor at the 11WKC in Santa Clara. We supplied the tournament with high quality equipment, shinai, and souvenirs. Over 2,000 kendokas visited our booth during the three day event. Once again, we would like to thank everyone who visited us. We promise to continue providing the kendo world with high quality/low cost kendo equipment.
M. Miyazaki (All Japan 6 times champion, World Champion) and Taro Ariga (e-bogu.com CEO - member of team Canada for 11WKC) in front of the e-bogu.com booth at the 11WKC. Taro Ariga participated as the Taisho of the Canadian Team placing 3rd in the team matches. In the past Ariga has competed against Miyazaki in the 7WKC in the semi-finals.
Taro Ariga, CEO e-bogu.com Inc.
I am in love with this beautiful art: Kendo. I am most certain of that.
I started Kendo in Brazil in 1975, and since then I have visited many different Dojos all over the world. I was very fortunate to have been taught by many different Senseis, who were all great instructors. They taught me not only Kendo techniques, but also the fundamentals of human character. So here I find myself now, thanks to all the Senseis, who made me work hard all these years.
After living in Brazil for twelve years, I moved to Canada. There, I eventually became a member of the Canadian National Team for the World Kendo Championships - for five consecutive tournaments. In 1992, I moved to Japan to join IBM Japan, to pursue my career in the IT (Information Technology) field. There, with the help of many, founded the IBM Kendo Club. During my 6 years of living in Japan, I had the opportunity to really enjoy Kendo, and learn the Art in depth by visiting different Dojos and meeting new Kenshis everyday.
By living in various countries, I realized how difficult it is to obtain good quality Kendo equipment outside of Japan. That is when the idea of integrating my IT expertise and my love for the traditional Japanese art came to my mind. This was the start of e-bogu.com Inc. Our headquarters is located in Los Angeles, California, providing high quality Kendo equipment to Kenshis all over the world everyday. e-bogu.com's four partners and all the staff are active Kenshis. We know what good Kendo equipment is, because we use them during practice everyday. Just to give you an example, we select our Shinai collection based on our favorite Shinais. They are very popular among high-ranking Senseis.
"High quality Martial Arts equipment for everyone, anywhere in the world" will always be our motto. I really enjoy doing what I am doing, as I am communicating directly to our clients, discussing Kendo and there is always something new to learn everyday. I hope you enjoy shopping at our site, and if you have any questions, please feel free to contact me directly.
Chief Executive Officer
Kendo Kyoshi 7th Dan
Taro Ariga's major Tournament Results:
- Represented Canada in the 7th World Kendo Championships in Seoul, Korea 1988 (Bronze Medal)
- Represented Canada in the 8th World Kendo Championships in Toronto, Canada 1991 (Bronze Medal)
- Represented Canada in the 9th World Kendo Championships in Paris, France 1994 (Bronze Medal)
- Represented Canada in the 10th World Kendo Championships in Kyoto, Japan 1997
- Represented Canada in the 11th World Kendo Championships in Santa Clara, California, USA 2000 (Bronze Medal)
- Represented Canada in the 12th World Kendo Championships in Glasgow 2003
- Represented Canada in the 13th World Kendo Championships in Taiwan 2006
- Canadian Kendo Championships 1990 (Gold Medal)
- Canadian Kendo Championships 1993 (Bronze Medal)
- Canadian Kendo Championships 2002 (Bronze Medal)
- Represented Canada two times in the Nakakura-Ki Tournament in Japan
About Taro Ariga:
- Taro currently holds 7th Dan Kendo Kyoshi and is actively involved in International Kendo.
- Started Kendo at the age of 8 in Brazil, continued practicing in Canada, Japan and the USA.
- Graduated from University of Waterloo, Ontario, Canada, founded the University of Waterloo Kendo Club in 1985.
- Worked at IBM Japan for 6 years, and founded the IBM Kendo Club in 1994
- Kendo Head Instructor at Butokuden Dojo in Irvine
- Instructor at Tustin Kendo Dojo
- Director of Education for Southern California Kendo Organization (SCKO)
- Coach for the Southern California Kendo Organization (SCKO)
Butokuden Dojo of Irvine
(Kendo, Enshin Karate, Kyudo, Jujutsu, Jodo, Aikido, Pilates, Yoga, Aerobics, TaeBo)
1581 Browning, Irvine, CA 92606 (Same location as E-BOGU headquarter)
For more info, please contact:
Tustin Kendo Dojo
Tustin Boys & Girls Club
580 W 6th St
Tustin, CA 92780-4335
Tuesday and Thursday: 8:00PM - 10:00PM
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