Kamae-Te Definition

What Does Kamae-Te Mean?

Kamae-Te

ka·mae·te

\ˈkȯ-ˈmā\ˈtā\
noun

Definition: This should not be confused with the word kamae, which means posture. Kamae-te is an instruction given by a sensei to his students. For example, a sensei looking to get students to assume a straddle stance would say, “Kiba-dachi kamae-te!”

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