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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).
BUDO RYU KAI
School of the Warrior Way
Authentic Ninjutsu & Samurai Bujutsu