Instructions for Taekwondo's Side Stance (or Yeop Seogi)

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Instructions for Taekwondo's Side Stance (or Yeop Seogi)

This page provides details for a Taekwondo Side Stance. In Korean, this stance is known as Yeop 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 Side Stance

According to the Kukkiwon World Taekwondo Headquarters, the Taekwondo side stance is a "stance of pivoting the right or left foot perpendicular to the inside edge of the other foot from narani-seogi (Parallel Stance). With both knees straightened, the width between the two feet is about the length of one foot. The end of the advancing foot should be at a right angle to the other foot."


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

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