Masaaki Hatsumi (b. ) is the founder and current Soke of the Bujinkan Organization, currently residing and teaching in the city of Noda, Chiba, Japan. Ninjutsu Techniques · Bujinkan Densho · Gyokko Ryu Koshijutsu · Kamae. Kamae. Ichimonji no Kamae · Hicho no Kamae · Jumonji no Kamae. Ryu-Ha. Kamae (構え) is a Japanese term used in martial arts and traditional theater. It translates approximately to “posture”. The Kanji of this word means “base”. Kamae.

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It provides a balance between attacking and defensive techniques. The Kamae in Ninjutsu are a body positions that have many facets of utility. As stated oamae, rather than matching technique for technique, the Bujinkan teaches the practitioner to control the playing field or space on all three planes of the physical, mental and spiritual. Authentic Ninjutsu Zenformation for the Modern Shinobi.

Kamae – Wikipedia

While tachi pronounced dachi when used in a buujinkan refers to the position of the body from the waist down, kamae refers to the posture of the entire body, as well as encompassing one’s mental posture i. Japanese martial arts terminology Aikido terms and principles. Bujinkan Budo Taijutsu is the study of space, distance, and shape on the physical, mental, and spiritual plane.

Thus, a karate instructor ordering the students to assume a front stance might shout, ” Zenkutsu dachikamaete! Your kamea address will not be published. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam.

Kamae – Wikipedia

We learn hand feet and head positioning, how to form the shape, what to feel, and gujinkan develop the stamina and flexibility to hold these positions. Since we are human with 5 senses, one could as a defense strategy, control that mental space as well, with proper understanding of human perception and human behavior. There are five basic kamae in Kendo: Bujinkna mental space can be defined as what the attacker is thinking before the encounter.


bujknkan A great example of this would be former undisputed heavyweight boxing champion Mike Tyson staring his opponent down thus totally destroying their fighting spirit causing them to lose the will to fight; another example of kamae.

It translates approximately to “posture”. In the beginning, we learn kamae as a pose that we hold before we do something else. Although it is a generic term, context may mean there’s a default specific posture which is being implicitly referred to.

Look at kamae, space intention, and movement as a way of controlling the kukan space on a three planes. The Kanji of this word means “base”.

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May the Force be with You. This space can be shaped using tools, other people, weapons, etc. My Account Kamas Wishlist. The basic kamae is ichimonji-no-kamae, which refers to the ‘straight-line’ that reflects the shape of the body when adopting this position. Controlling 3 planes As stated earlier, rather than matching technique for technique, the Bujinkan bujknkan the practitioner to control the playing field or space on all three planes of the physical, mental and spiritual.

From Bujnikan, the free encyclopedia. What they will do before during or after the attack and why they are doing it are all thoughts that take shape as objects in this vast mental space. As we begin to grasp this, we learn to move without losing good form while in the static version of kamae. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Aikido and the Dynamic Sphere. This to allow blocking while strikes are further from the body with the left hand and counter-strikes with the right hand or vice versa depending on the stance.


In it, the body’s three centers of gravity are aligned on a vertical lamae of gravity.

The spiritual space is one that is difficult to define or teach, but the gateway to this space is feeling. Kamae is a basic stance, also defined as natural.

The Anatomy of Kamae

On the most basic levels of learning the stances help with distancing, protection, and orientation. The kamae in Taijutsu are considered as adaptable postures that occur as ‘snapshots’ of sequences of movement, rather than fixed attacking or receiving positions. While it kamad represent these terms it also represents much more as stated in our definition.

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When thinking about kamae, most practitioners will immediately think of terms like shizen, ichimonji, hicho, or seiza no kamae. This could lead down a path tumbling through failure. It kamaae allows one to move freely into any desired direction. Those three centers begin with the head, then spinal column, and lower abdomen.