Taekwondo Front Stance (or Ap Kubi Seogi)
This page provides details about the Taekwondo Front Stance or Forward Stance. In Korean, the front stance is known as Ap Kubi Seogi. A front stance is often used in Taekwondo forms, training sessions, etc.
For information on other stances (i.e. back stance or tiger stance), please visit the main Taekwondo Stances section.
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Written Instructions for Front Stance
- You need to take a long step forward with your front foot.
- The “length” between your two feet should be one & a half to two shoulder widths apart.
- The “width” between your two feet should be one to one & a half shoulder widths apart.
- Your front leg should be bent sharply forward (like taking a large lunge forward). Most of your weight will be on your front leg.
- Your front foot will face forward.
- Your rear leg should be straight.
- Your rear foot will face to the side at a 45 degree angle.
- Your body will face forward towards your opponent. Try to keep your body straight and upright.
Instructional Video for a Taekwondo Front Stance (starts at 2:20 into video)
- Written instructions provided with permission from Taekwondo Animals.com, Taekwondo Stances, http://www.taekwondoanimals.com/taekwondo-stances.asp
- Kukkiwon World Taekwondo Headquarter, Taekwondo Techniques, http://www.kukkiwon.or.kr/front/pageView.action?cmd=/eng/information/taekwondoSkill