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Low Stance – (Nachuo Sogi)

  • This stance is one shoulder width wide, measured between the center of the insteps of the feet.
  • It isone and a half shoulder widths long, measured from the big toe of the rear foot to the heel of the front foot.
  • The weight is distributed is 50/50 evenly between the feet
  • The back leg is straight and locked with the back foot pointed outward up to 25 degrees
  • The front leg is bent with the knee-cap directly over the heel with the front foot pointed straight forward
  • The foot muscles of both feet tensed as if to pull the feet together.