English name Left Correct Eye Position
This is from the Kata Koto Moto Gata
This is from the Ryu Ha Koto Ryu Ninjutsu
Hidari Seigan no kamae (Left Correct Eye Posture)
From Hira no Kamae step back with the right foot. The feet are approximately 2 to 3 feet apart with about a 1 inch gap between. The front foot (left) is angled very slightly to the right. This is not noticable to the Uke. The back foot (right) points 45 degrees to the rear. Lower your centre of gravity as much as is comfortable (this takes time). Your knees should hide your feet if you are looking down (important point). Make sure the knees are not buckling inwards to take the strain. This will hurt initially but the pain is temporary and, if practiced correctly, will build strong legs. This is an important point. Your back needs to be straight. Make sure your backside is not sticking out. This is a common mistake and should be corrected from the start. Keep your shoulders relaxed and do not hunch them. Your left arm is slightly bent at the elbow and held out to the front with your fingers pointing towards the Ukes eyes. The fingers are together. Do not open them. The right hand is held in the shape of a Shuto fist and is held just above your left bicep with your palm facing your face. Remember, keep the shoulders relaxed. Your neck and head are straight and relaxed and pointing towards the opponent. Do not tilt your head to the side. This is a common mistake and should be corrected from the start. Fix your eyes on the Uke Take all tension out of your body and relax. This is Hidari (left) Seigan no Kamae.
Stare into the Ukes eyes with the intention of using your will to
make the Uke do as you wish.
See Migi version for technique.
Fear builds walls, but the truth builds bridges.