Heisoku-dachi (informal attention stance). Feet and heels together, arms straight, hands open and placed against the thighs, at the side of the body. Make sure the hands are straight, with the thumbs bent.
Karate dojo use Heisoku-dachi (Feet together), or Musubi-dachi (Heels together, feet turned out), before a particular karate exercise is started.
musubi-dachi (informal attention stance). Heels together, but feet turned out. Arms straight, hands open and placed against the thighs, at the side of the body. Make sure the hands are straight, with the thumbs bent.
Karate dojo use Musubi-dachi (Heels together, feet turned out) or Heisoku-dachi (Feet together), before a particular karate exercise is started.
In Heiko-dachi, the feet are approximately shoulder width, outside edges of the feet are parallel. This is also a basic ready stance in Karate.
Shizen-tai or Yoi Dachi – natural position
Shizen-tai or yoi dachi translates as “natural stance” (literally, ‘natural body,’ or ‘natural body stance’). In Shizen-tai, the feet are shoulder width apart, toes pointing forward. The karateka stands up straight, facing forward. While in Shizen-tai, the karateka is usually in the yoi (ready) position, arms slightly in front of the thighs, fists clenched.
In some karate styles, shizen-tai is the same as heiko-dachi.
Hachiji-dachi – open-leg stance (feet turned out 5 Degrees)
Here at karateclassesonline we practice hachiji-dachi the same as shizen-tai, yoi dachi and heiko-dachi.
Hachiji dachi is a stance used in karate. In English, hachiji roughly translates to “the character for eight,” but in context means something more like “shaped like number eight.” Note that this refers to the shape of the kanji for the number eight:, not the arabic numeral “8”. Dachi, the pronunciation of tachi when the word is second in a compound, translates to “stance,” referring specifically to the body’s position from the waist down. The term “hachiji dachi” is frequently used interchangeably with “shizentai”, or “shizentai dachi”, which translates to “natural stance” (literally, ‘natural body,’ or ‘natural body stance’). In most styles, shizentai is identical to hachiji dachi. From Wikipedia
Zenkutsu-dachi – front stance
Kokutsu-dachi – back stance
Kiba-dachi – straddle-leg stance
Shiko-dachi – square stance
Shiko-dachi is very similar to kiba-dachi, but with the toes turned out and knees pushing back.
Fudo-dachi – rooted stance
Neko-ashi-dachi – cat stance
Sanchin-dachi – hour-glass stance
Hangetsu-dachi – half-moon stance
Teiji-dachi – T stance
Renoji-dachi – L stance