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open stance (palja sogi)

This stance is divided into outer open stance and inner open stance. It can be either full facing or side facing. Both of these are seldom used due to the looseness of the leg muscles and lack of stability.

These stances serve primarily as preparatory actions though occasionally used for attack or defence.

  • Inner open stance (an palja sogi) - keep the toes pointing slighly inward.
  • Outer open stance (bakat palja sogi) - Keep the toes pointing outward about 45 degrees..
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