The Default Protagonist of Way of the Samurai 4 using Jo-dan stance
|Other Names||Up Stance (WotS)
Top Stance (WotS2)
Upper Stance (WotS3)
|Notable Users||Way of the Samurai
Way of the Samurai 2
Way of the Samurai 3
Way of the Samurai 4
Nozuchi Old Style
|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
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.