White Belt training course
have to join the HSP to get access to all the lessons).
3 of 12 in kata
(12 through to black belt then
Kamae are postural attitudes, 'feelings' of a position, rarely fixed,
usually a position
that you move through while reacting or attacking. They are slightly
different to the Dachi (stances)
of Karate which are considered a strong and stable base to launch attacks,
in karate one adopts
the stance lightly (allowing further reaction if needed), tensing to
deliver an attack.
Our 'kamae' are more fluid with the movement in and out of the postures
assisting power and stability
through using natural foot positioning and joint alignment, usually
delivering strikes with muscle power
and body weight as well as using this movement or flow for Nage
(throws), to break the opponents
balance (physical, mental and
spiritual) then draw them into the 'kukan' (space) created with the
movement or flow through the postures to complete your attack.
In the HSP - Home Study
Program you will learn more postures and blend them into
a form or kata to teach the movement or flow between the postures.
Seiza - 'seated'
Kneeling, knees can be up to 3 fist
widths apart, top of feet flat on
floor, big toes touching, sitting back
on your heels, back straight and hands resting
comfortably on thighs.
Shizen - 'natural standing'
Standing with knees soft
but not bent, feet in neutral position with equal
pressure from base of big toe, little toe and
each foot as if gripping the floor, back straight and upright with both hands resting
comfortably at sides.
Stand with a 'ready' and alert attitude.
Ichimonji - 'straight line
Step back and out to side with
knees bent as if going to sit on a stool, front foot pointed at opponent
and back foot
pointed out at 90° (degrees) or slightly to rear. Body should be at approx
45° (degrees) from Shizen posture,
arm pointed towards opponents eyes or heart, elbow slightly bent, front
hand perpendicular to ground (upright) with
together, rear hand held just in front of chin out from upper arm, palm
facing chin (as if reading notes written
on palm of hand) elbow covering upper ribs,
eyes front and focused on opponent.
LESSON 1 LINKS
Rei - 'Bow in' & 'Bow out'
Junan Taiso 'Flexibility & body conditioning'
plus technique lesson 1
Kihon Happo Gata -
'8 Fundamental forms'
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HSP - Home Study Program,
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information on each technique
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