Taekwondo 태권도Taekwondo Preschool
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.
Cat / Tiger Stance
( 범서기 beom sogi )
Difficulty Level: Intermediate Technique: Stance ( 서기 sogi )
Stand with your front foot facing forwards and the back foot turned 30 degrees to the side, keep the feet quite close together. The knees should not spread apart. Shift most of your weight to the back foot around 90%, so the front foot is 10% and only for balance aid. You can kick from the front foot with little body weight shifted. Additionally, your front foot should be up on the ball of the foot (heel off the ground). The heel of the front foot should be aligned to the back foot's heel. The butt is out and the body is naturally upright.
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