ITF Taekwondo – X-Stance

ITF Taekwondo X-Stance (or Kyocha Sogi)

This page provides details for the ITF Taekwondo X-Stance. In Korean, this Taekwondo stance is known as Kyocha 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 X-Stance

  • This stance is usually a transition stance as a student transitions from one technique to another.
  • One foot will cross over or behind the other foot.
  • A student’s legs will cross and look like a partial “X”.
  • Crossing foot (non-stationary foot) will touch floor with ball of foot.
  • Weight will be on the stationary foot (non-crossing foot).

Instructional Videos for ITF Taekwondo Stances


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