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Jōdan-no-kamae (上段の構:じょうだんのかまえ)
Jo-dan
The Default Protagonist of Way of the Samurai 4 using Jo-dan stance
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Other Names Up Stance (WotS)
Top Stance (WotS2)
Upper Stance (WotS3)
Notable Users Way of the Samurai
Karibe
Tesshin Kurou
Gunji Dojima
Way of the Samurai 2
Nakamura
Tessho
Nihei
Way of the Samurai 3
Genjuro
Dojima (Younger)
Misae
Way of the Samurai 4
Reddo Akagi
Notable Weapons Samehada-tou
Dai-Kuronama
Takefuji
Onibocho
Jumangoku
Nozuchi Old Style
Batsu-ichi
Kokushi-tou
Ryurai-Zetten
Notable Styles Sadaha Swordfighting
Actual Stance Jōdan-no-kamae (上段の構:じょうだんのかまえ)
First Appearance Way of the Samurai
Latest Appearance Way of the Samurai 4


Jo-dan, Upper Stance or sometimes shortened to Upper is one of the several sword stances first introduced in Way of the Samurai. Historically is is actually called Jōdan-no-kamae.

In Way of the Samurai SeriesEdit

In Way of the Samurai, jōdan-gamae portrays Upper stance. However, in Way of the Samurai 3, Upper stance was changed to Hassō-no-kamae.

Historical InformationEdit

The Upper Stance, or in Japan, Jōdan-no-kamae, is one of the five kendo sword stances: Jōdan, chūdan, gedan, hassō and waki. All five have appeared throughout all Way of the Samurai game series, with Hassō-no-kamae being interchanged with Jōdan-no-kamae.

Jōdan-no-kamae is called the Kamae of Heaven (天の構え, ten-no-kamae) in Yagyū_Shinkage-ryū and the Kamae of Fire (火の構え, hi-no-kamae) in Shinkage-ryū.