This page provides details about the different stances used in Goju-Ryu Karate. These stances are used in kata, sparring, training, etc. One of the key stances associated with Goju-Ryu is Sanchin Dachi (Hour Glass Stance).
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Fudo dachi - Free stance or sumo stance (Americanized description)
Hachiji dachi - Natural or open leg stance
Han zenkutsu dachi - Half front stance
Heiko dachi - Parallel stance
Heisoku dachi - Closed foot or blocked foot stance
Kiba dachi - Horse riding stance
Kosa dachi - Crossed leg or scissor stance (Americanized description)
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