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Hoko no Kamae Copy

Hōkō no Kamae (抱囲之構) “Encircling Posture” From Hira Ichimonji no Kamae, bring your hands above your eyes palm facing downwards and slightly inwards, as if to shade your vision from the sun. You elbows should be slightly bent and open. Whichever foot is slightly...

Hira Ichimonji no Kamae Copy

Hira Ichimonji no Kamae (平一文字之構) “Flat Line Posture” From Migi Seigan no Kamae, step forward with your left to bring yourself flat to your opponent. Your feet should still be 1.5 times shoulder width, but the toes are pointed slightly outward. Extend your left hand to...

Hoko no Kamae

Hōkō no Kamae (抱囲之構) “Encircling Posture” From Hira Ichimonji no Kamae, bring your hands above your eyes palm facing downwards and slightly inwards, as if to shade your vision from the sun. You elbows should be slightly bent and open. Whichever foot is slightly...

Hoko no Kamae Kihon Gata

Hōkō no Kamae Kihon Gata (抱囲之構基本型) “Encircling Posture Basic Example” The uke is in Hidari Seigan no Kamae. The tori is in Hidari Hoko no Kamae (left foot slightly forward). The uke performs a Migi Fudoken Oitsuki. Step back slightly with your right foot, and drop...

Bobi no Kamae

Bōbi no Kamae (防備之構) “Defensive Posture” From Migi Seigan no kamae, bring your left hand down, make a fist, and place it into your left hip pocket. This would be the position you would have if you were maintaining a grip on the saya of a katana or...