Do TaeKwon-Do

Parallel Ready Stance / Narani Junbi Sogi

This is just a Parallel Stance with both fists brought naturally over the abdomen.

  1. The distance between the fists is about 5 centimeteres and 7 centimeters from the abdomen.
  2. The distance from the elbows and the floating ribs is about 10 centimeters.
  3. Do not extend the elbow to the side more than necessary.
  4. Hold the upper arms forward 30 degrees while bending the forearms upward 40 degrees.
Reproduced from Encyclopedia Of Taekwon-Do, General Choi Hong Hi

Feet Positions

Feet positions diagram

Front View

Parallel Ready Stance Front View

Side View

Parallel Ready Stance Side View

Rear View

Parallel Ready Stance Rear View

Incorrect - Tense Shoulders

Parallel Ready Stance Incorrect - Tense Shoulders

Shoulders are tensed.