Taekwondo Back Stance

Taekwondo Back Stance or Dwi Kubi Seogi

This page teaches you how to do a Taekwondo Back Stance (or Dwi Kubi Seogi). Stances are used in Taekwondo forms, training exercises, sparring, etc. For information on other stances, please visit the main Taekwondo Stances section.

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Written Instructions for Back Stance

  • Your feet should be in a L-shape (your front foot points forward and your back foot points 90 degrees to the side).
  • The “length” between your two feet is about two shoulder widths apart.
  • The “width” between your two feet is minimally as your legs should almost be in a single line facing towards your opponent.
  • You will place most of your weight on your back leg. Your rear knee will be partially bent.
  • Your body will be facing to the side and thus you are offering a smaller target to your opponent in the front.
  • Your head will face forward towards your opponent.

Instructional Video for a Taekwondo Back Stance (starts at 3:25 into video)

References

  1. Written instructions provided with permission from Taekwondo Animals.com, Taekwondo Stances, http://www.taekwondoanimals.com/taekwondo-stances.asp
  2. Kukkiwon World Taekwondo Headquarters, Taekwondo Techniques, http://www.kukkiwon.or.kr/front/pageView.action?cmd=/eng/information/taekwondoSkill2

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