最善会空手

Saizen Kai

 

Heisoku Dachi

Informal ready stance

 

 

 

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  最善会空手

Tachikata - Stances

Karate has many different stances, each of which is used to create power, flexibility and movement, in basic techniques, kata and kumite. There are no stances where weight rests on a leg with a completely straight knee.

Musubi Dachi

Attention stance

heisokudachi

 

 

yooi jigotai

Yo-oi

Jigo tai

Self-defence

Ready stance

 

 

musubidachi shikodachi

Shiko dachi

Sumo stance

 

 

kibadachi

Kiba dachi

Horse-riding stance

kokutsudachi

 

 

Zenkutsu dachi

Kokutsu dachi

Forward-leaning stance

Backwards-leaning stance

zenkutsudachi

70% of the weight is on the back foot

Hips are turned away from the bent leg

70% of the weight is on the front foot

Hips are square to the front

seishandachi

Feet together

Weight is evenly distributed

Heels together, toes apart

Weight is evenly distributed

Feet shoulder width apart

Weight is evenly distributed

Similar to Yo-oi, but feet are further apart

Weight is evenly distributed

Similar to Naihanchi dachi, but one foot slightly in front

Weight is evenly distributed

Feet fall on the same line, and turn inwards

Knees circle outwards, and toes grip floor

Weight is evenly distributed

Seishan dachi

Hour glass stance

Simiar to Shiko dachi, however in this stance, feet point forward

Weight is evenly distributed

Feet are wide apart, knees bent, back straight. Toes are pointing to the corners

Weight is evenly distributed

naihanchidachi

Naihanchi dachi

Naihanchi stance

 

 

hanminekoashidachi shomennekoashidachi

Hanmi nekoashi dachi

Shomen nekoashi dachi

Half-turn cat stance

Forward-facing cat stance

Hips are half-turned. Feet fall on the same line, the back foot points towards the corner, the heel of the front foot is lifted

60% of weight is carried on the back leg

40% of weight is on the front leg

Hips are turned completely towards the direction of travel, Feet point forwards, and the heel of the front foot is lifted

90% of the weight is carried on the back leg

10% of the weight is carried on the front leg

 

 

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Shizentai

Teiji dachi

Jun-zuki no-tsukkomi stance

Natural stance

This stance is used in the Jun-zuki no-tsukkomi technique. Hips are squared up and  forward facing. It is important to lean from the waist to get as far forward as possible.

70% of weight is carried on the front leg

One foot is slightly in front, as if walking

Weight is evenly distributed

gyaukizukinotsukkomi

Teiji dachi

Gyaku-zuki no-tsukkomi stance

This stance is used in the Gyaku-zuki no-tsukkomi technique. Hips are forward facing. It is important to lean from the waist to get as far forward as possible.

Feet are turned in - towards a point.

60% of weight is carried on the front leg

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Crane stance

Sagi-ashi dachi

Foot hooks into the back of standing leg

100 per cent of weight on standing leg

 

 

soeashidachi koosadachi

Ko-osa dachi

Soe-ashi dachi

Reverse cat stance

Hooked leg stance

Knee of the back leg rests on the knee of the front leg

Back leg rests on the calf of the front leg

90% of weight is on the front leg