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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...

Bobi no Kamae Kihon Gata

Bōbi no Kamae Kihon Gata (防備之構基本型) “Defensive Posture Basic Example” The uke is in Migi Seigan no Kamae. Tori is in Bobi no Kamae. The uke performs hidari fudoken oitsuki. Fall offline 45 degrees to your left sinking your hips, and receive with Migi Jodan Uke Nagashi....

Seigan no Kamae Kihon Gata

Migi Seigan No Kamae Kihon Gata (右正眼之構基本型) “Right Correct Eye Posture Basic Example” Both Uke and Tori are in Migi Seigan no Kamae. Uke performs hidari fudoken oitsuki. Fall offline 45 degrees to your left sinking your hips, and receive with Migi Jodan Uke. Step in...