Instructions for the ITF Taekwondo Parallel Stance or Narani Sogi

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Instructions for the ITF Taekwondo Parallel Stance or Narani Sogi

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

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

Written Instructions for the ITF Taekwondo Parallel Stance

  • Feet face directly forward.
  • Feet are a shoulder width apart.
  • Feet are parallel to one another. One is not in front of the other.
  • Body weight is split evenly between both legs.


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

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