How to Do the Hasso No Kamae Katana Sword Fighting Stance

Learn the sword fight stance hasso no kamae from Sensei Oliver Martin in this katana sword fighting video from Howcast.


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You'll be ready to challenge someone to a duel -- and win! -- after you take the katana sword fighting lessons in this video series. Watch as Sensei Oliver Martin demonstrates all the moves you need to know to wield a katana with confidence.




So the first stance we are gonna cover today is hasso no kamae. Essentially your feet are about shoulder width apart and the sword is around, about your floating rib here. And you just want to keep the weight firmly distributed over both feet. And its basically a ready stance for many different types of kenjutsu techniques. This is hasso no kamae.


  • Sensei Oliver Martin

    Bujinkan Maten Dojo was established in 2005 in NYC when Sensei Oliver Martin began teaching Budo Taijutsu on a regular basis to a select group of students interested in studying traditional Japanese budo/ninjutsu. Maten Dojo has grown into an exclusive bicoastal Budo Taijutsu dojo based in NYC. Oliver Martin is the head instructor of Bujinkan Maten Ninjutsu Dojo. Oliver lived in Tokyo for over three years where he trained on a weekly basis with Soke Masaaki Hatsumi and Shihan Toshiro Nagato. Sensei Martin has over 17 years of Bujinkan martial arts training experience and he continues to travel each year to train with Soke Hatsumi. Oliver is a professional actor living in NYC.