KYOKUSHINMAIL
Members login
Sign up!
WAZARI
Click here  to join the kumite
SEARCH this site

Enter Keyword

IN MEMORIAM
Sosai Mas Oyama photogallery
� Pages dedicated to Andy Hug
Andy Hug, 1964-2000 by Oliver Sperling
**WANTED**
journalists, editors, writers, contributors, (for stories, articles, photos, links, etc.). send your materials via e-mail and get a free gift!
LIKE THIS SITE?
Tell A Friend!
Type In Your Name:

Type In Your E-mail:

Your Friend's E-mail:

Your Comments:

Receive copy: 


Read our visitors' comments

 

 

Karate Stances

Standing and walking are two of the most important things in human life. Proper walking, the more difficult of these two, depends on proper standing. in turn in karate, without mastery of stance walking, kicking, and the forms are impossible to perform.

Karate includes a wide variety of stances, each devised to suit the needs of given techniques, and most derived from and classified in Chinese kempo. The twelve most vital stances we have included demand complete mastery.

Normal stance (heisoku-dachi)

Feet together and parallel pointing straight ahead, stand straight. In the following stances the upper body remains in the position it is in for the normal stance. Only in the positions of the feet change.


Open toes stance (musubi-dachi)
Tips of the toes pointed out, heels together; stand straight.


Parallel open stance (heiko-dachi)
Legs apart about the width of your shoulders with feet parallel and pointed straight ahead.


Pigeon toe stance (uchihachi ji-dachi)
Feet spread about the width of the shoulders, toes pointed in and heels out.

normal stancestable stancesumo stancestraddle stance
forward leaning stanceback leaning stancecrance stance
sanchin stancecat stancehooked stance

 

Events
Upcoming Events
Results of past events
World Tournament

Kyokushin Info
History -from K.Matsuo
Kickboxing Techniques
 (from K. Matsuo)
Competition Rules
Judges Actions
Grading Requirements
Common Techniques
Common Fouls
Stances

Warm-up
Blocks

Pillars of Kyokushin
Shokei Matsui 
Bobby Lowe
Yuzo Goda
Peter Chong
Hatsuo Royama

Branch Chiefs
     of Kyokushin

Hussein H. Suleiman

Vanguards of Kyokushin
Francisco Filho
Hajime Kazumi
Glaube Feitosa
Nicholas Pettas
Ryu Narushima
Alexander Pichkunov

Lion Cubs
duPree kids
Eric
Singapore kids

(more to come...)

IKO ASIA
Int'l Karate Org.
Bangladesh
Bahrain

India Calcutta
India Kerala
(kyokushinmail)
(Official Website)
India Tamil Nadu

Indonesia
Indonesia Website
IKO Honbu
Mongolia
Philippines
Singapore
Sri Lanka

IKO AUSTRALIA
Western Australia


IKO MIDDLE EAST
Iran

Kuwait

Lebanon
Qatar

IKO EUROPE
Kyokushin Europe

IKO NORTH AMERICA
New York
Chicago

Montreal, Canada

Lists
Contacts List
IKO Referees
IKO Judges
Certified Blackbelts

Tools
Good Diet
Sports Injuries
Videos 
- video order
- write a review
Air Courier Travel

Photogallery
Asiaopen Photos
From Japan
From India
From Bangladesh
From Mongolia
From Singapore

Contributors
Oliver Sperling
Koya Matsuo
Victor Canon
Andrew Ho