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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. View Taekwondo belt levels »

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Attention Stance

( 차렷 charyeot )



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

Attention is a stance where your body is in an upright standing position with the legs side by side, heels touching, toes facing straight forward. Your hands should be parallel with your body, to the side. From this stance instructors explain what will be taught during the class session and/or if they want your attention they say charyeot ( 차렷 ), meaning you stop whatever you are doing and get into the stance awaiting further instructions. This is the stance that all bows ( 경례 kyeong-nye ) come from.


Proper manners must be displayed when interacting with the judges directly before and after the pattern. Respect must also be extended to rival competitors, clubs and other officials. View taekwondo discipline »



Students often undergo periodic testing and grading by their own Master Instructor ( 사범님 sabeomnim ) in order to advance to a higher level of recognized achievement such as a different belt color. They need to demonstrate their proficiency in the various aspects of the art such as the execution of patterns ( 품새 poomse ), which combine various techniques in specific sequences.

Attention Stance ( 차렷 charyeot ) is a requirement for the below belt levels (Techniques vary between schools). Promotion from one belt level to the next can proceed rapidly in some schools, since schools often allow geup promotions every two, three, or four months. Students of geup rank learn the most basic techniques first, and then move on to more advanced techniques as they approach first dan black belt. View Promotion Tests »

Key Points for Attention Stance ( 차렷 charyeot )

50% Left Leg (Weight Distribution)
50% Right Leg (Weight Distribution)
  • body is in an upright standing position
  • with the legs side by side, heels touching, and toes facing straight forward
  • the hands should be parallel with your body, to the side
  • get into this stance to await further instructions
  • eyes should be looking straight forward
  • distribute 50/50 weight ratio on the left and right legs
10% Difficulty





Information for Attention Stance ( 차렷 charyeot )

Stance is introduced in the following patterns:


TAEGEUK #:  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

PALGWE #:  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

BLACK BELT:  1st Dan 2nd Dan 3rd 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.

Attention Stance ( 차렷 charyeot )

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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).

Perseverance ( In Nae / 인내 ): "One will persevere time and time again until they have achieved a result which is adequate towards what one was trying to achieve." 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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