Stances: Kosa Dachi

23 - Gankaku


Kosa dachi (or the crossed legged stance) is a unique stance, first encountered in Heian Yondan, and

(such as Empi and Gankaku). Be careful to maintain a good centre of balance when using this katas after that



  • Onefoot supports 70% of your weight, and must point straight forward
  • The other the front half of your other foot touches the ground, tucked right behind the front foot
  • Keep your legs close together in this crossed position and BEND your knees!



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