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 basic stances  (dachi-kata)

 

 

Heisoku dachi

Toes & heels together, (closed foot stance), at "attention".

Musubi dachi

Heels together, & toes apart, (open foot stance) "knot" shape.

Heiko dachi

Feet apart, parallel (open, hip width).

Hachiji dachi

Feet apart, toes pointing OUT at 45 degrees (open, shoulder width).

Uchi-Hachiji dachi
(Niafanchi Dachi)

Feet apart, toes pointing IN at 45 degrees (open, shoulder width).

Shiko dachi

Straddle leg, "Sumo" stance.

Moto dachi

Front knee partially bent, forward stance
(shorter than Zenkutsu dachi).

Zenkutsu dachi

Front knee bent, long forward stance.

Nekoashi dachi

"Cat foot" stance.

Sanchin dachi

Inward tension stance.  ("Hour glass" stance.)

Kokutsu dachi

"Looking back" stance. ("Back stance".)

Renoji dachi

Stance resembling the letter "L".

'Tee'-ji dachi

Stance resembling the letter "T" upside down.

Kosa dachi

"Hooked leg" stance.

Sagiashi dachi

"Heron foot" stance (one-legged).

Ukiashi dachi

Stance resembling Nekoashi dachi, but more upright in a loose floating leg stance.

 

 

 

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