Shito-Ryu Stances

12 Stances used in Shito-Ryu Karate, there are of course many more but these are the foundation set practised at every session.

Heisoku dachi – Toes & heels together
Musubi dachi – Heels together, & toes apart
Uchi-Hachiji dachi – Feet apart, toes pointing IN at 45 degrees (open, shoulder width)
Heiko dachi – Feet apart, parallel (open, hip width)
Hachiji dachi – Feet apart, toes pointing OUT at 45 degrees (open, shoulder width)
Shiko dachi – Sumo stance
Zenkutsu dachi – Fighting Stance
Kokutsu dachi – “Looking back” stance
Neko Ashi dachi – Cat stance
Renoji dachi – Letter L stance
Kosa dachi – Cross legged stance
Sanchin dachi – Sanchin stance