Since 1997, the brand DANRHO has belonged to the KWON KG and specializes in clothing and equipment in the traditional combats sport Judo. DANRHO was founded by none other than Alfred Rhode, the founding father of Judo sports in Germany. Today's DANRHO enjoys a solid customer base of judoka who value in particular, the experience and the care, incorporated into the products of the label.
Alfred Rhode, born in the year 1896, and of the 8th Dan, founded the German Judo circle (Deutscher Judoring) in 1932, which is regarded as a forerunner of the present-day German Judo Federation (DJB). In addition, he was a co-founder of the European Judo Union and served as the founder and first President of the German Dan Council (DDK). As an organizer of competitions and Judo coach, Alfred Rhode gained a reputation as "the Pope of Judo" in Germany. Until shortly before his death in 1978, he had been teaching Judo and was a competent and adorable contact person for all questions about this sport.
But Rhode did not only make a name for himself as a founder of and an official in Judo, he also founded several companies engaging in the development and manufacturing of judo-equipment and appropriate clothing - including the brand DANRHO. The brand name is a combination of the rank name "Dan" and the first three letters of the founder’s last name.
Until a few years after the death of Alfred Rhodes, the brand DANRHO was managed under the parent company Sports Rhode. However, after this company ran into economic difficulties and subsequently had to file for bankruptcy, KWON took over several former Rhode brands in the year 1997, among them the label DANRHO. We are very proud to be able to continue this tradition and to be able to keep one of the most famous brands in particular in the Judo sector in Germany from falling into oblivion.
Today's DANRHO products
DANRHO, back then as it is today, stands for high-quality products, especially in the field of Judo sports. Since the acquisition of the brand, we have continuously expanded our line; meanwhile, articles and equipment for Karate and other combat sports are available as well. Please find a brief overview of our range of products here:
Training uniforms, combat uniforms and accessories
Training as well as combat uniforms are exposed to specific stress in Judo sports. Therefore they must be extremely quality designed and manufactured to protect the athletes and to remain stable and durable over a long period of time. KWON has accepted this challenge and, under the brand name DANRHO, presented equally functional as extremely high quality clothing for the Judoka as well as for Karate athletes. Our DANRHO textiles are offered for children and teenagers as well as for adults.
Safety is first in any martial art. Therefore, no compromises should be made with safety equipment. We follow this maxim with our safety equipment, which is offered under the label DANRHO. All products are carefully designed, constantly tested and subject to a strictly controlled manufacturing process. This way we can guarantee top quality and functionality for our safety products!
Accessories and Merchandise
Those passionately practicing Judo - or Karate would like to show this to the outside. For this reason, DANRHO offers a wide range of various merchandise and accessories for the sports mentioned, for example bags, plush, stylish t-shirts and much more.
With a product of the brand DANRHO you opt for the successful combination of modern expertise and long tradition. Obviously, it is of the proven quality of all products marketed under a label by KWON as well. For Judo, here you will find everything your heart desires and can work out and take part in competitions in the reassuring certainty, to walk in the footsteps of the founding father of Judo. Isn't that great?