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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.

Front Stance

Front Stance

( 앞굽이 ap kubi )

Difficulty Level:  Beginner      Technique: Stance ( 서기 sogi )

Front stance is used when mobility is important. It is also a precursor of the fighting stance according to some authors. Body should be relaxed. From the attention stance with feet together, one foot is placed straight ahead of the other. Some style teaches to step side way slightly. The distance between the inside edges of both feet should be between one to two fists apart and is about 4 to 4 one-half foot-length from origin. Rear toes are turned outward about 30 degrees and the body is also naturally angled at 30 degrees. The weight should be 70 percent in the front and 30 percent at the back. In International Taekwon-Do Federation, this stance's length is measured from the tip of the big toe to the tip of the other big toe.

 

 

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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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