# Stances

Taekwon-Do employs a number of stances depending on the situation. Most of these stances are used for patterns but some are used for kicking and sparring. Stances are generally referred to as open if the legs are apart and closed if the legs are touching. Stances are defined primarily by the position of the feet, but leg, arm, hand and torso position are also often considered part of the stance.

• Attention Stance
• Closed Stance
• Walking Stance
• L-Stance
• Fixed Stance
• Vertical Stance
• Rear Foot Stance