Kamaes



    KAMAES - POSTURES

    Kamae (構え) is a Japanese term used in martial arts and traditional theater. It translates approximately to "posture"
    • Seigan no kamae - Middle - man, keep the point of the blade to the throat of the opponent
    • Jōdan no kamae - Up - heaven, keep the katana above your head, tsuba to the center of the skull, blade should be centered up. Blade should be turned either left (migi) or right (hidari)
    • Gedan no kamae - Down - earth, keep diagonal to the floor, point to the opponent side
    • Hassō no kamae - Side behind ear, blade almost vertical, elbows look down
    • Tombo no kamae - Tsuba behind the head, keep the point of the blade diagonal to the left, elbows should be pointed down, relaxed
    • Kasumi no kamae - Point of the blade faces forward, hands at the right side with tsuka, keep the point of the blade to the face of the opponent, blade should be horisontal
    • Chudan no kamae - Side hip, keep blade horizontal to the floor, blade should be hidden behind your body, do not touch your hip
    • Gedan no kamae - Side lower, keep blade diagonal to the floor, blade should be hidden behind your body, do not touch your hip

    KAMAES ORDER:
    1. Seigan no kamae
    2. Jōdan no kamae
    3. Gedan no kamae
    4. Migi Jōdan no kamae (1/2 Step Forward)
    5. Migi Hassō no kamae (1/2 Step Forward)
    6. Tambo no kamae (1/2 Step Forward)
    7. Migi Kasumi no kamae (1/2 Step Forward)
    8. Migi Waki Chudan no kamae (1/2 Step Forward)
    9. Migi Waki Gedan no kamae (1/2 Step Forward)
    10. Seigan no kamae (1/2 Step Forward)
    11. Jōdan no kamae (1 Step Forward)
    12. Hidari Gedan no kamae (1 Step Back)
    13. Hidari Jōdan no kamae (1/2 Step Forward)
    14. Hidari Hassō no kamae (1/2 Step Forward)
    15. Hidari Kasumi no kamae (1/2 Step Forward)
    16. Hidari Waki Chudan no kamae (1/2 Step Forward)
    17. Hidari Waki Gedan no kamae (1/2 Step Forward)
    18. Seigan no kamae (1/2 Step Forward)
    19. Shiburi (Shuffle Back)
    20. Noto (Slide sword back to the scabbard)
      Finish - Three Steps Back