Instructions for the ITF Taekwondo Fixed Stance or Gojung Sogi

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Instructions for the ITF Taekwondo Fixed Stance or Gojung Sogi

This page provides details for the ITF Taekwondo Fixed Stance. In Korean, this Taekwondo stance is known as Gojung Sogi. Stances are be used in ITF Taekwondo patterns, training exercises, sparring, etc.

For more ITF stances (i.e. walking stance), please visit the main Taekwondo stances section.

Written Instructions for the ITF Taekwondo Fixed Stance

  • One foot in front of the other foot.
  • Length of this stance is one and a half shoulder widths.
  • There is almost no "width" to this stance because a student's heels should be almost in line.
  • Feet should form a L shape (with one foot facing forward and one facing to the side).
  • According to the ITF Switzerland Taekwon-Do Federation, a student should bend "the rear leg until the knee is aligned with the big toe, bending the front leg proportionally".
  • Body weight is split 50% on rear leg and 50% on front leg. Unlike the L-stance, the fixed stance is more balanced in its weight distribution.


  1. Wales TKD, ITF Stances,, Added - 05/22/14
  2. ITF Switzerland Taekwon-Do Federation,, Added - 05/23/14

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