Rochford Shotokan Karate Terminology : Karate Techniques

Dachi Waza (Stances)


Fudo Dachi - Fighting (Rooted) Stance

Hangetsu Dachi - Wide Hour-glass Stance

Hidari Ashi Dachi - Left legged stance

Kamae - Posture (Yoi)

Kokutsu Dachi - Back Stance

Migi Ashi Orishiku - Right Leg Kneeling

Neko-Ashi Dachi - Cat Stance

Shizen-Tai Dachi - Natural Stance

Hachiji Dachi - Open-legged Stance (Yoi)

Heisoku Dachi - Formal Attention Stance (Yoi)

Hidari Ashi Orishiku - Left Leg Kneeling

Kiba Dachi - Straddle (Horse) Stance

Kosa Dachi - Cross-legged Stance

Musubi Dachi - Informal Attention Stance (feet in a 'V')

Renoji Dachi - L' Stance

Zenkutsu Dachi - Front Stance


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