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taekwondo preschool Horse-Riding Stance ( 주춤서기 juchum sogi ) Horse-Riding Stance ( 주춤서기 juchum sogi )

Horse-Riding Stance

( 주춤서기 juchum sogi )




Difficulty Level:  Beginner Level      Technique: Stance ( 서기 sogi )

The sitting stance is generally used to practice punches. It is similar to the ready stance but feet are placed much wider, about two-foot length's apart. Also, the knees are deeply bent. The shins should be kept perpendicular to the floor. This requires the knees to move outwards away from the body. The hands are held in fists, on the hips at belt level, with the thumbs up. When a punch is thrown, the hand rotates 180 degrees to turn knuckles up before making contact. In combat it is used when being grappled in order to have a wide stance and low center of gravity, giving stability (compare with Judo and wrestling defensive stances). Short range punches can be used on the target who is holding one around the waist when in this stance. This stance can be used instead of a L-stance to perform a sidekick. The weight distribution of this stance is 50%-50% and should be directed inwards. This stance can also be used as a stretch. In International Taekwondo Federation (ITF), this stance is called a "Sitting Stance".

  • (Naranhi) juchum-sogi ( (나란히) 주춤서기 ) - (Parallel) Riding Stance
  • Mo-juchum-sogi ( 모 주춤서기 ) - Diagonal Riding Stance
  • Anjjong-juchum-sogi ( 안쫑 주춤서기 ) - Inward Riding Stance
  • Ap-juchum-sogi ( 앞 주춤서기 ) - Forward Riding Stance

    Key Points for Horse-Riding Stance ( 주춤서기 juchum sogi )

    50% Left Leg (Weight Distribution)
    50% Right Leg (Weight Distribution)
    • is generally used to practice punches
    • about two-foot length's apart
    • distribute 50/50 weight ratio on the left and right legs
    • the knees are deeply bent
    • the shins should be kept perpendicular to the floor
    • wide stance with low center of gravity, giving stability
    30% Difficulty





    Information for Horse-Riding Stance ( 주춤서기 juchum sogi )

    Stance is introduced in the following patterns:

    TAEGEUK #: 7

    PALGWE #:  4 7 8

    BLACK BELT FORM:  Koryo (1st Dan) Keumgang (2nd Dan)

    Poomse is the foundation for the teaching of taekwondo. A poomse or form is a detailed pattern of defense-and-attack motions and techniques used in traditional martial arts. Poomse is useful in developing proper kinetics, mental and physical fortitude.

    Most Kukkiwon 국기원 schools will use the poomse taegeuk whereas a few schools will use the poomse palgwe. The meanings, trigrams and symbols are shared by both poomse taegeuk and poomse palgwe, however the sequence of movements is different. The first 8 forms of the set of poomse differ from each other, whereas the last 9 forms (Black Belt forms) of the set are shared between the two sets. All students studying in World Taekwondo (WT) Kukkiwon style must learn these forms, or taegeuk, to advance to a higher belt level. There are eight taegeuk forms, each one similar to the previous one, but each time with more complicated techniques to display the students' mastery of the techniques learned during lessons, as well as the ability to interconnect these techniques.

    For more information on taekwondo patterns refer to Poomse 품새 Section »

    Learn other taekwondo stances on the Stance ( 서기 sogi ) Section »

    Practitioners must have their body weight correctly distributed during each different stance and during footwork. Each technique must be correctly aligned. Every technique must display the requisite speed, power and firmness to be realistically used as an attack or defense move.

    Horse-Riding Stance ( 주춤서기 juchum sogi )

    Horse-Riding Stance ( 주춤서기 juchum sogi ) Horse-Riding Stance ( 주춤서기 juchum sogi ) Horse-Riding Stance ( 주춤서기 juchum sogi )

    Horse-Riding Stance ( 주춤서기 juchum sogi ) Horse-Riding Stance ( 주춤서기 juchum sogi ) Horse-Riding Stance ( 주춤서기 juchum sogi )


    Ready Stance (junbi) Walking Stance (ap sogi) Front Stance - ap kubi Attention Stance (charyeot) Fighting Stance (gyeorugi junbi) Parallel Stance (naranhi sogi) Horse Stance Back Stance Left Side Stance (wen sogi) Right Side Stance (oreun sogi) Cat Stance Forward Cross Stance Backward Cross Stance Crane Stance Inner Knee Stance Two Fist Ready Stance Log Pushing Posture Overlapping Hand Posture Assisted Stance Covered Fist Ready Stance Inward Stance At Ease Stance Closed Stance Forward Riding Stance



    There are five tenets defined in the International Taekwondo Federation (ITF) and several more in World Taekwondo (WT).

    Integrity ( Yeom Chi / 염치 ): "Although it may be similar, this form of integrity takes on a more wider role then defined in the common dictionary. In taekwondo, integrity means not only to determine what is right or wrong but also having the conscience to feel guilt if one has done wrong and to have the integrity stand up for what is right." View Taekwondo Tenets »

    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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