Notice regarding Dymondwood Batons

Dymondwood Batons As many of you may already know, the manufacturer of our popular Dymondwood* batons was completely destroyed by a fire in August of 2014.

    NOTE: This manufacturer is in the process of determining whether to rebuild, or to sell the patent and exit the business. Due to the unique nature and wide popularity of their products, we are hopeful that another company will quickly step up if the original company exits the business.

However, as a result of this event, we presently have a very limited stock of Dymondwood batons on hand. The fire had no impact on our Hickory wood batons.

What does this mean for you, our customer?

  • All existing orders for Dymondwood batons will be fulfilled as quickly as possible.
  • New orders for Dymondwood batons will be accepted as long as our existing supplies last.

We are actively seeking a substitute for the Dymondwood material, as we understand how critical it is to continue to offer batons made from the highest quality and most durable materials available. We also are continuing to monitor the situation with the current manufacturer.

We will keep you informed regarding any significant changes to the current status. In the meantime, we welcome any and all suggestions and/or referrals regarding potential substitute manufacturers and/or materials. If you are (or become) aware of a manufacturer that may offer a product similar to Dymondwood, please let us know. We would be happy to pursue discussions with all qualified candidates, up to and including conducting actual product evaluations where appropriate.

*Dymondwood is a dense, warp-resistant material that finishes to a high polish without stains or finishes.

A Moment for Reflection

Robert Koga

Sunday, February 15, would have been Robert Koga's birthday. For us at the Koga Institute, as well as for colleagues, instructors, students, and friends around the world, this will be a day of both sadness and joy.

We are grateful and appreciative for the time we were able to spend with Sensei Koga, learning from his wisdom, skills, and knowledge while enjoying his warmth and humor. He gave us gifts of both body and spirit that we will forever treasure.

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IMPORTANT NOTICE REGARDING DYMONDWOOD BATONS

Dymondwood Batons Due to the fact that the manufacturer of our batons has raised the price of each baton by 25%, we find it necessary to pass that percentage on to our buyers.

This new price will include a grommet and will be
effective immediately 9/16/14.

  • 1 1/4" 26" & 29" $60.00
  • 1 1/8 26 & 29" 55.00
  • Riot batons 1 1/8" diam. 80.00

Shipping and tax will be additional.

Please note: We will have to strictly adhere to replacement warranty by claims being supported with a redacted police report, stating how the baton was broken and return of the broken baton or at the very least a picture of it.

Remembering Kevin George:
09/16/1946 – 05/04/2014

The first Canadian Instructor for the Koga Institute.

Kevin George Kevin began his training with Bob Koga as a representative of the Correctional Services Canadian Edmonton Staff College, in the early 1970's which was even before the Institute was founded. Kevin with the support of the Director of the Edmonton Staff College was able to host a number of courses at the College that Bob taught over the next several years and they became great friends. These courses were attended by officers from numerous agencies in Canada including Corrections Canada, Edmonton PO, Calgary PO, Royal Canadian Mounted Police plus numerous smaller agencies in Police services and security services including Butch Snider of Ontario #2 instructor in Canada.
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