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Walking Stance




Weight distributed evenly on both feet. One shoulder width wide one and a half shoulder width long. 

Walking stance is used when mobility is important. It is also a precursor of the fighting stance according to some authors. Body should be relaxed. From the attention stance with feet together, one foot is placed straight ahead of the other, about a normal walking step.

L Stance                                                                  
                   

              

The weight distribution is 70% on the rear leg and 30% on the front leg. One and a half shoulder width long. 

This stance is specifically focused on shifting weight to the back leg, as it offers much more control, and makes it easier to kick off the front leg. 

Parallel Ready Stance



Weight distributed evenly on both feet. One shoulder width wide. 

Place fists naturally over the abdomen. Feet are one shoulder width apart. Ready Stance refers to the most common ready position use Tae Kwon Do training. Ready Stance is performed by standing with the feet one shoulder length apart, measured from the outside edge.

Sitting Stance 

Weight distributed evenly on both feet. One and a half shoulder width apart. 

The sitting stance is generally used to practice punches. It is similar to the ready stance. Feet are placed much wider, about two-shoulder 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. 

Rear foot Stance 

Stance is one shoulder width wide. Most of the weight on rear. Stand with your front foot facing forwards and the back foot turned 45 degrees to the side, keep the feet quite close together. Shift most of your weight to your back foot, so the front foot is only for balance and you can kick from it with little body weight shifted. Additionally, your front foot should be up on the ball of the foot (heel off the ground). 


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