SITTING OR RIDING STANCE – KOREAN COMMAND:
This offensive stance is another one of the core stances of Taekwondo. It’s tricky – there are many technical aspects to this seemingly straight-forward stance!
Tips on achieving a technically correct sitting stance:
Ensure your body weight is distributed evenly over both feet and your balance is central. Your shoulders should be facing forward, parallel to the target. Bend your knees and push them OUT so that the weight is directly above your feet. Make certain that both feet are pointing directly forward and are not sticking out at an angle. Keep your back vertical so that your balance is centred and your eyes are looking directly forward.
Students tend to get a little lazy with this basic stance. For the beginner and the seasoned student, we must remember how much strength we have in our core muscles.