ITF Taekwondo – Parallel Stance

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 ITF Taekwondo Parallel Stance

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

Instructional Videos for ITF Taekwondo Stances


  1. Wales TKD, ITF Stances,
  2. ITF Switzerland Taekwon-Do Federation,