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Togakure-ryu Ninpo Taijutsu: Key Points to Training your Kamae | Ninja Martial Arts (Ninjutsu)

In this video, I teach the key points and purpose to kamae when training in the ninja martial arts of Togakure-ryu Ninpo Taijutsu. Regardless of the Ninjusu ryuha that you are training in, kamae is a very important and essential aspect towards martial arts training.


In the Togakure-ryu (戸隠流) school of Ninpo Taijutsu there are 5 basic kamae that every student should master:

  • Ichi-no-Kamae (一之構)
  • Hachimonji-no-kamae (八文字之構)
  • Hira Ichimonji-no-Kamae (平一文字之構)
  • Happo Gakure-no-Kamae (八方隠之構)
  • Tonso-no-Kamae (遁走之構)

The first step towards training your kamae is understanding how to get into the proper position so that you can get a feeling of how the body moves and how you can shift your weight from this position. Although today’s video is a very basic understanding of the concept, you cannot master the kamae, without understanding the basics.


This lesson is directly for the practitioners of the ancient Japanese koryu martial arts of the ninja and samurai, such as ninjutsu (ninpo) and bujutsu (budo).


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A good Kamae (構え) reflects a proper state of mind…

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Shinobi no Mono Magazine Issue #18

Anshu Christa JacobsonSHINOBI MAGAZINE ISSUE #18

Page 1 – Introduction
Page 4 – Table of Contents
Page 7 – Budo Ryu Dojo Event Scedual

Page 13 – Kamae & Elements by Sensei Paul Adams
Page 19 – Meaning of Kata by Anshu Christa Jacobson
Page 20 – Ninja Hair Pulling by Sensei Dan Buckley
Page 24 – Nage-jutsu by Soke Rick Greene
Page 28 – Fan Art – Ninja Chi – by Chris Tabor
Page 29 – Reflections by Anshu Christa Jacobson
Page 30 – Hwrang & Samurai by Timothy Raymond
Page 32 – Chi no Dachi (part 3) by Sensei Paul Adams
Page 39 – Fan Art – Ninja Gathering Energy by Chris Tabor
Page 43 – Shinobi Ashi Sabaki by Anshu Christa Jacobson
Page 51 – Ninja Dress in Black by Philip Schoppmann
Page 56 – Surviving and Assassination by Anshu Christa Jacobson
Page 64 – Public WiFi by William Sempf
Page 65 – A Students Journey by Soke Rick Greene


Page 10 – Shinobi Soldiers Part 9
Page 25 – Shinobi Soldiers Part 10
Page 68 – Shinobi Kyomon
Page 70 – Shinobi no Waza
Page 74 – Dojo Directory


Anshu Christa Jacobson – Kamae


3.5.2011 – Lesson – Kamae

Kamae is more than jut postures and stances. Kamae comes from the inside out, as does all of the wonderful things that we do in life such as love, compasion, your personality as well as your fighting spirit.

Kamae is the opportunity to embody and unify the mind, body, and spirit/attitude all toward a common goal.

The warrior’s kamae are natural reflections of directed intention. This is not a form to be set as law, these are principals to be set and formed towards kamae.

Kamae (構え) is alive, it breaths and changes with everyone of your movements. Don’t practice kamae in a fixed ridged way, you are missing one of the most beautiful lessons of taijutsu.

I hope that you enjoyed the lesson today!

take care, be safe and good luck in your journey of Budo! –

Anshu Chista Jacobson
Headmistress of the Budo Ryu
School of the Japanese Warrior’s Way