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The following stance is called a Cross Stance in WTF-style taekwondo and is called X Stance in ITF-style taekwondo.

In a Cross Stance the legs are positioned so as to form an X shape. The shin of the rear leg is touching the calf of the front leg. There are two versions of the Cross Stance: the Rear Cross Stance, and the Front Cross Stance.

Rear Cross StanceEdit

Taekwondo 2D - Rear Cross Stance ( 뒤 꼬아서기 dwi koa sogi )02:06

Taekwondo 2D - Rear Cross Stance ( 뒤 꼬아서기 dwi koa sogi )

Rear Cross Stance from Taekwondo Preschool

Also called 뒤 꼬아서기 dwi koa sogi.

  • The front foot is placed flat on the floor, turned outward at an angle. The knee is bent. 90% of the weight is on the front foot. 
  • The rear foot: the rear foot is move behind and to the inside; in other words, if the left foot is the back foot, then the left foot should be place behind and to the right of the front foot. The back heel should be lifted off the floor about four to five inches, with the ball of the foot on the ground. The knee is bent. 10% of the weight is on the rear foot.

The legs cross at the shin and calf to form an X shape. The key here is that the front foot is flat on the ground. It's the rear foot that is "crossed" by having just the ball of the foot on the ground. 

Cross-stance CrossStance

Front Cross StanceEdit

Taekwondo 2D - Forward Cross Stance ( 앞 꼬아서기 ap koa sogi )02:06

Taekwondo 2D - Forward Cross Stance ( 앞 꼬아서기 ap koa sogi )

Front Cross Stance from Taekwondo Preschool

Also called called Forward Cross Stance 앞 꼬아서기 ap koa sogi.

  • The front foot is supported on just the ball of the foot. The knee is bent. About 80% of the weight should be on the front foot.
  • The rear foot is flat on the ground; again, behind and to the inside of the front foot. The toes of the rear foot should beside the knife-edge of the front foot. The knee is bent.

Again, the rear shin should be touching the front calf so that the legs form an X. 

Cross-stance-variant

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