Thread: kamae problem
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Old 07-18-2011, 08:07 AM   #14
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Re: kamae problem

Robin Boyd wrote: View Post
My first sensei used L kamae with a straight front foot.

My next sensei used L kamae with a slightly out turned front foot.

My current sensei uses straight kamae. He has an extensive iaido background.

All 3 of them have good reasons for the way they stand.

I had knee problems when I trained with my second sensei.
Dear Robin,
I prefer no 2.However it takes a bit of time and effort to get used to it.No 2 opens up the hip joint.

No 3 I assume is a bit Iaido related, this is understandable.Nevertheless Iaido is not in terms of posture the same as the stance in Aikido body art or Aikiken/jo.These function on hamni.
No 1:Comfortable stance , ok as long as knee/s are relaxed and the toe /foot does not turn inward.
Cheers, Joe.
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