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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.

heisokudachi

Heisoku Dachi

Informal ready stance

Feet together
Weight is evenly distributed

musubidachi

Musubi Dachi

Attention stance

Heels together, toes apart
Weight is evenly distributed

yooi

Yo-oi

Ready stance

Feet shoulder width apart
Weight is evenly distributed

jigotai

Jigo tai

Self-defence

Similar to Yo-oi, but feet are further apart
Weight is evenly distributed

shikodachi

Shiko dachi

Sumo stance

Feet are wide apart, knees bent, back straight. Toes are pointing to the corners
Weight is evenly distributed

kibadachi

Kiba dachi

Horse-riding stance

Simiar to Shiko dachi, however in this stance, feet point forward
Weight is evenly distributed

zenkutsudachi

Zenkutsu dachi

Forward-leaning stance

70% of the weight is on the front foot
Hips are square to the front

kokutsudachi

Kokutsu dachi

Backwards-leaning stance

70% of the weight is on the back foot
Hips are turned away from the bent leg

naihanchidachi

Naihanchi dachi

Naihanchi stance

Feet fall on the same line, and turn inwards
Knees circle outwards, and toes grip floor
Weight is evenly distributed

seishandachi

Seishan dachi

Hour glass stance

Similar to Naihanchi dachi, but one foot slightly in front
Weight is evenly distributed

teijidachi

Teiji dachi

Jun-zuki no-tsukkomi 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

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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Shizentai

Natural stance

One foot is slightly in front, as if walking
Weight is evenly distributed

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Sagi-ashi dachi

Crane stance

Foot hooks into the back of standing leg
100 per cent of weight on standing leg