Goju-Ryu Stances 

Performance of the basic stances listed below is required to achieve the first belt (9th Kyu).

10 Basic Stances

Heisoku dachi – Feet together stance
Musubi dachi – Heels together toes apart stance
Heiko Dachi – Feet parallel and shoulder width
Hachiji Dachi – Feet shoulder width toes pointed out
Uchi Hachiji Dachi – Feet shoulder width toes pointed in
Shiko dachi – Sumo stance
Zenkutsu Dachi – Fighting stance
Renoji Dachi – Letter L stance
Neko Ashi Dachi – Cat stance
Sanchin Dachi – Sanchin stance

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