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How to Do the Gedan No Kamae Katana Sword Fighting Stance

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


This is Gedan No Kamae where you're pointing the sword downwards, in a downwards direction about 45 degrees from your mid-section. The weight is evenly distributed on the back foot about 75 percent, on the front foot about 30 percent. This posture is primarily for defensive techniques in Kenjutsu. From the side, it looks like this. This is Gedan No Kamae.

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