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About Taekwondo Stance ( 서기 sogi )

When you reach senior belt you are expected to guide the junior belts when they are beginning Taekwondo such as showing by example. To advance from one rank to the next, students typically complete promotion tests in which they demonstrate their proficiency in the various aspects of the art before a panel of judges or their teacher.

Cross Stance

Cross Stance

( 꼬아서기 koa sogi )

Forward Cross Stance ( 앞 꼬아서기 ap koa sogi )

Difficulty Level:  Intermediate      Technique: Stance ( 서기 sogi )

This stance is used to quickly move sideways in which the front leg is supported by the ball of foot of the back leg. Draw one foot sideways over the front of the other foot and place the sole of foot flat onto the ground. The front soles should be close to each other when you cross and the back foot is angled at around 30 degrees. Lower both legs only slightly. The shins of both legs make a X and the shin of the back leg is touching the calf of the front leg. The weight distribution of the front leg is approximately 90% and the back supporting leg is at 10%. The space between the feet or the knee should not be too wide. The distance between feet is one fist-length apart.

Rear Cross Stance ( 뒤 꼬아서기 dwi koa sogi )

Difficulty Level:  Intermediate      Technique: Stance ( 서기 sogi )

The weight is rested on the front foot which is facing 45 degrees. The back leg closely follows behind the front foot where you would draw one foot behind the other. The foot in the back should be supported by the ball of foot. The back foot should support the center of your body. The shin of the back leg should be closely attached to the calf of the front leg in a cross stance. The space between the feet or the knee should not be too wide. The distance between feet is one fist-length apart.

Cross Stance ( 꼬아서기 koa sogi ) Cross Stance ( 꼬아서기 koa sogi )

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This article uses material from the Wikipedia article "Taekwondo Stances", which is released under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share-Alike License 3.0.

 

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