Instructions for Taekwondo's Crane Stance (or Hakdari Seogi)

Black Belt Wiki is a free martial arts wiki. We will help you with Shotokan Kata, Taekwondo Forms, Kicks, Punches, Grappling, Aikido, Goju-Ryu, Krav Maga, Bo Staff, Kyokushin, Terminology, etc. This wiki will also improve your martial arts agility, balance, conditioning, flexibility, speed, strength, etc. We hope that you will help others by adding some info to this wiki. Page Date - 11 Aug 2015 12:47

Instructions for Taekwondo's Crane Stance (or Hakdari Seogi)

This page provides details for a Taekwondo Crane Stance. In Korean, this Taekwondo stance is known as Hakdari Seogi.

Stances are used in Taekwondo forms and patterns, training exercises, sparring, etc.

For more stances (i.e. back stance or tiger stance), please visit the main Taekwondo Stances section.

Details regarding the Taekwondo Crane Stance

According to the Kukkiwon World Taekwondo Headquarters, the Taekwondo crane stance is a "stance of lowering one knee, while lifting up the other foot to place its inside edge near the inside edge of the knee or the crook of the knee (or the inner knee). This stance is named after the shape of a crane standing on one foot. The center of gravity is placed on one foot while the other foot is placed on the side of the knee of the supporting leg to stay on balance."


  1. Kukkiwon World Taekwondo Headquarters, Taekwondo Techniques,, Added - 04/30/14

Martial Arts Books

At no extra cost to you, Black Belt Wiki receives a small commission on any purchases made through the links in this section. This helps us to pay our website expenses & expand this free wiki.
Thank you for your support!!!

Latest Martial Arts Pages Added to Black Belt Wiki

Martial Arts Video of the Month

New Cobra Kai movie trailer added to wiki on 3/3/18.

The Karate Kid movie is being made into a sequel called "Cobra Kai". This will be a series on Youtube that stars the original Karate Kid "combatants" Ralph Macchio (Daniel) and William Zabka (Johnny).

Do you give this new Cobra Kai show a thumbs up or thumbs down?

If you want to learn more about Cobra Kai,
you should read this Rotten Tomatoes editorial.

You can also follow us on
Twitter or Facebook.

Material on this wiki may not be copied or reproduced without the written approval of Black Belt Wiki.
All rights reserved. For other terms & conditions, please read our legal disclaimer. This site is for informational purposes only. All martial arts techniques and fitness exercises should be supervised by a trained martial arts instructor in order to prevent injuries and to ensure the proper technique is utilized. If you have had an injury or are in pain, please see a doctor before starting or continuing any martial arts and/or physical fitness program.