In ninjutsu, “kamae” refers to the “stance” we hold ourselves in during a technique. At Quest Martial Arts, we understand that a strong kamae results in a strong technique. Our whole body must work in unison in order for us to be at our strongest.
“When properly applied, the kamae reflects the ninja’s heart. This means that our physical nature conforms to our intentions, and there is no division between our interior and exterior aspects. This state of integrated mind and body action is totally natural, and can be observed readily in the movements of animals as they interact with their environment. Only human beings seem to develop the need to be trained in natural body motion.”
As Soke Masaaki Hatsumi says, “the kamae reflects the ninja’s heart”. When we feel strong and confident, our posture changes to reflect that.
When you say something, do you fully mean it? Is your intention true? Learning and understanding kamae can help you learn to show your intention in every part of your body and follow through on the things you say.
Develop confidence with good kamae in ninjutsu
Parents, how would confidence in both body and mind change your child’s life?
How will a greater connection between their physical and mental state help them to navigate their teenage years?
Adults, when you feel strongly about something, are you able to take action confidently?
At Quest Martial Arts, we develop strength and power through our kamae. When we have a good stance, we are able to move forward confidently and take action. The kamae demonstrates the power of our hearts and our minds so that our intention is always clear and confident.
Call us at Quest Martial Arts Ann Arbor to schedule your first lesson! We have classes for ages 4 and up. Ninjutsu is a self defense based art and our adults love it! Our number is 734-332-1800. Our web address is Quest-MartialArts.com