Taekwondo Assisting Stance

Taekwondo Assisting Stance or Gyeotdari Seogi

This page provides details for a Taekwondo Assisting Stance. In Korean, this Taekwondo stance is known as Gyeotdari Seogi. Stances are used in Taekwondo forms, 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 Assisting Stance

According to the Kukkiwon World Taekwondo Headquarters, the Taekwondo assisting stance is a “posture of bending the legs by moving the center of gravity on one foot and keeping the center of balance with the assistance of the other foot. Both knees are lowered as in juchum-seogi (Riding Stance). The big toe of the assisting rear foot is brought inward to touch the middle part of the inside edge of the supporting front foot. With the supporting foot in place, the ball of the assisting foot only touches the ground when its heel is lifted off the ground.”


  1. Kukkiwon World Taekwondo Headquarters, Taekwondo Techniques, http://www.kukkiwon.or.kr/front/pageView.action?cmd=/eng/information/taekwondoSkill2