Instructions for a Taekwondo Back Stance or Dwi Kubi Seogi

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Instructions for a Taekwondo Back Stance or Dwi Kubi Seogi

This page teaches you how to do a Taekwondo Back Stance (or Dwi Kubi Seogi). Stances are used in Taekwondo forms and patterns, training exercises, sparring, etc.

For more stances, please visit the main Taekwondo Stances section.

Written Instructions for Stance

  • Your feet should be in a L-shape (your front foot points forward and your back foot points 90 degrees to the side).
  • The "length" between your two feet is about two shoulder widths apart.
  • The "width" between your two feet is minimally as your legs should almost be in a single line facing towards your opponent.
  • You will place most of your weight on your back leg. Your rear knee will be partially bent.
  • Your body will be facing to the side and thus you are offering a smaller target to your opponent in the front.
  • Your head will face forward towards your opponent.

Instructional Video for a Taekwondo Back Stance (starts at 3:25 into video)


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