Winning does not ship any symbols of authenticity like a certificate or seal so the only way to know if it's authentic is to compare another pair of Winnings and feel the material. If you're talking about blue, red, white and black Winning gear, you shouldn't have to wait a month for them to ship it. They told me to buy glove name processing which is 1 yen but it will be deducted when they charge you. Sherdog.com is a property of Mandatory Media, LLC, monitoring_string = "5200e30beed193e5fe31f8bccc2bdcbf". so i recently purchased some gear from rakuten kobudo shop, total came out to $608 usd and some change including shipping, now i noticed they dont charge the 10% handling fee that america-ya charges. The only one difference I see is how often I'm using my Winning USA one--Simply because I'm looking to get the burnished gold look.