Taekwondo – Side Stance

Taekwondo Side Stance (or Yeop Seogi)

This page provides details about the Taekwondo Side Stance. In Korean, the side stance is known as Yeop Seogi. For information on other stances (i.e. back stance or tiger stance), please visit the main Taekwondo Stances section.

Details regarding the Taekwondo Side Stance

According to the Kukkiwon World Taekwondo Headquarters, the Taekwondo side stance is a “stance of pivoting the right or left foot perpendicular to the inside edge of the other foot from narani-seogi (Parallel Stance). With both knees straightened, the width between the two feet is about the length of one foot. The end of the advancing foot should be at a right angle to the other foot.”


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