Stances
Japanese English
Dachi
(Dah-chee)
Stance
Hangetsu Dachi
(Hahn-get-su)
Half moon stance
Hachiji Dachi
(Ha-chee-gee)
Informal attention stance
Heiko Dachi
(Hay-koh)
Parallel stance
Heisoku Dachi
(Hi-sock-oo)
Informal attention stance (feet together)
Kiba Dachi
(Kee-bah)
Horse riding stance
Kokutso Dachi
(Ko-cut-soo)
Back stance
Musubi Dachi
(Muh-soo-bee)
Knot stance
Neko Ashi Dachi
(Nee-koh Ah-shee)
Cat stance
Renoji Dachi
(Ray-no-gee)
L-stance
Shiko Dachi
(Shee-koh)
Square stance
Shizentai
(Shi-zen-tie)
Natural stance
Teiji Dachi
(Tay-gee)
T-stance
Tsuruashi Dachi
(Tsu-ru-ah-shee)
Crane stance
Uchi Hachiji Dachi
(Uh-chee Hah-chee-gee)
Inverted open leg stance
Zenkutsu Dachi
(Zen-cut-soo)
Front stance