Ready Stance or Parallel Stance (Naranhi Seogi)
The feet are the width of one “foot” wide. The feet are parallel with each other. The legs are straight. (No bend at the knees) ex. Taegeuk 6.10
Forward Inflection Stance (Ap kubi)
The distance from the toe to the heel should be about two and a half lengths. The inside edges of the feet should be approximately one fist width wide. The back foot rotated 30º at most. The front leg should be bent to be even with the toes of the foot when you look down. Rear Leg heel needs to stay on the floor. About 2/3rds of the weight on the front leg. ex. Taegeuk 4.2
Backward Inflection Stance (Dwit kubi)
The rear foot should be turned to 90 degrees. The rear leg should be bent to be even with the toes of the foot when you look down. The distance from the rear foot to the front foot should be two foot lengths. About 2/3rds of the weight on the rear leg. The rear foot, knee, hip and shoulder should be in the same vertical line. ex. Taegeuk 4.1
Tiger Stance (Beom seogi)
The rear foot is turned about 30 degrees. The rear foot support all of the weight. The rear knee bent to have the knee even with the toes when you look down. The front foot is put one foot ahead on the same line with only the ball of the foot touching the ground lightly. Alignment of shoulders depends on hand movements. The upper body should almost be straight. The knees should be close together. ex. Taegeuk 7.1
Horse Riding Stance (Juchoom Seogi)
The feet are the width of two “feet” wide. The feet are parallel with each other. The legs are bent. (To the end of the toes from the competitor’s eye) The weight should be concentrated inwardly and the abdomen should be tightened. Upper body should be straight. The knees should be in line with the hips and feet. ex. Taegeuk 7.21-2
Forward Inflection Walking Stance (Ap Seogi)
The distance from the toe to the heel should be about one foot length. The inside edges of the feet should be on the same line (The back can be rotated up to 30º) ex. Taegeuk 4.15
Front Cross Stance
The rear leg about 30 degrees bearing most of the weight. The front leg’s ball of foot about one fist away from the rear leg. ex. Taegeuk 8.7-1
Left/Right Stance (Oreun/wen seogi)
The rear foot should be turned to 90 degrees. Both legs remain straight. The distance from the rear foot to the front foot should be one foot length. Weight is evenly distribut
Crane Stance (Hakdari seogi)
The height of the crane stance should be the same as the horse riding stance. Rear leg is bent. Lifted leg has the inner crook of the foot on the inner crook of the knee. Lifted leg is does not have pointed toes. The lifted leg should be straight forward. ex. Keumgang.8
Low Block (Arae Makki) Blocks (Makki)
Finishes two fist thicknesses from quadriceps. Starts with the palm towards the face and at the shoulder level. Other arms motion needs to be from the pit of the stomach coming back to rest on the side of the waist at the midline.
Middle Block (Momtong Makki)
Finishes on the centerline of the body. The height should be shoulder high. The wrist needs to be kept straight. The elbow bent about 110 degrees. Starts from the shoulder, palm out, and takes a path form outside to inside. The other arms starts from an partly extended position in front of the body and counteracts the block.
Twin Knife hand Guarding Block (Sonnal Makki)
The fingertips of the leading had are shoulder high. The leading arm is bent about 110 degrees. The rear arm is bent with the upper arm straight down, and the elbow about 90 degrees with the wrist lined up with the solar plexus, palm up. The distance between the rear wrist and the body should be the thickness of a flat palm. The rear arm should begin extended out behind about shoulder high palm facing rearward, and the leading hand from shoulder high, palm facing the face.
Face Block (Olgul Makki)
Finishes with the wrist at the centerline of the face. The blocking wrist is one fists distance from the forehead at about 45 degrees. The wrist needs to be kept straight. Starts from the opposite side between the elbow and the hip. The non-blocking arm starts from shoulder high, fist upward, and counteracts the block as it is performed.
Outside Block (Momtong bakkat Makki)
The blocking fist should end shoulder high, on the outside edge of the body with the palm facing outward. The elbow should be bent about 110 degrees. The non-blocking arm starts from shoulder high, fist upward, and counteracts the block as it is performed.