Taekwondo Fundamental stances (First part)

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Stance or Seogi is what guarantee the stability when performing taekwondo techniques; it means that only both feel should be on the ground or sometime one foot.
Some stances could be used for defense while others could be used  for the attack.
A bad Seogi affects directly the next action you do. Before performing any technique, you have to be first in a good and correct stance.
In this part we will have 10 stances and explain them.

Naranhi seogi 나란히 서기 (Parallel stance)
This form of Seogi is used as ready stance (junbi seogi).
Both feet are paralleled and knees are straight.
Distance between both feet is one foot width.

Oreun Seogi 오른 서기 (Right hand stance)
Starting by a Naranhi Stance, pivot on your heel and move the fore sole of your right foot to the right side by 90 degrees.
This stance is used taegeuk Oh Jan (mejumeok naeryochigi/hammer first downward hit)

Wen Seogi 서기
Starting by a Naranhi Stance, pivot on your heel and move the fore sole of your left foot to the left side by 90 degrees.

Pyonhi Seogi 폔히 서기 (At ease stance)
This stance looks a bit similar to naranhi seogi concerning the distance between both heels which is one foot width.
The difference is that the fore soles are opened outward 
by 60 degrees.
Knees should be straight, and both legs hold the body weight (50% for each).
This stance is also used as a ready stance.

Antzong Seogi 안쯩 서기 (Inward stance)
This other ease stance is the opposite of Pyonhi Seogi. 
The distance between both fore soles is one foot width while the heels are opened by 60 degrees.
Knees should be straight.
This ready stance helps to increase the strength of leg muscles.

Juchum Seogi 주춤 서기 (Riding stance)
Both feet should be paralleled and the distance should be two feet width.
Knees should be slightly bent so that you can move up 
or down easily.
This stance could be used to perform many upper body techniques and also strength leg muscles.

Nachuwo Seogi 낮추어 서기 (Lowered riding stance)
Similar to Juchum Seogi, but the legs should be more open, and the width should be more than two feet. This stance is helping to develop more power.

Mo Seogi 서기 (Oblique angle stance)
Starting by junbi Seogi stance, move your left or right foot straight forward by one step (foot).
Wen moseogi is when you put your left foot is put forward.
Oreun Mo Seogi is when the right foot is put forward.

Mo Juchum Seogi 모주춤 서기(oblique angle ridding stance)
Starting by a Juchum Seogi, move your right or left foot straight forward by one step (one foot).

Antzong Juchum Seogi 안쯩 주춤 서기 (Inward riding stance)
This stance is similar to Juchum Seogi exept that the fore soles of both feet should be looking inward.

It is also helping to strength lower muscles.

This is the first part of Taekwondo stances and the next part will be posted so soon. we hope this will help you to develop your taekwondo knowledge about the basics (seogi)

                                                          By Master S.E.H