Japanese Statement Meaning
Tachi (Dachi) ta-ji (da-ji) Stand (used as a suffix, changes the d in a t, So tachi is going to be dachi)
Zenkutsu-dachi zen-cow-tsu da-ji Forward position, literally: "Front-knee-bent stance". Front knee bends so far that you just can't see your toes (body straight!), back leg straight, feet at an angle of 45 ° and at shoulder width’ apart ("Two lines").
Kiba-dachi kie-ba da-ji Dachi Kiba voeten
Sideways position, also called "equestrian position."’ mentioned. (The one shown here Kiba-dachi is performed with Kage-tsuki)


ko-ku-tsu da-ji
Dachi Kokutsu voeten
Backward position, literally: "Back-knee-bent stance". 70% of the weight on the back leg, 30% on the front. Heels aligned, feet at an angle of 90 °, knee of back leg pushed out. (The one shown here Kokutsu-dachi is performed with Shuto-uke )


nee-ko-ashie da-tsji
Dachi Neko-ashi voeten
‘Katstand’ (Someone=kat). Short stand, weight carried almost entirely by rear leg, with the tension of the knee directed inward. The front foot is only on the ground with the ball of the foot, the rear is rotated about 45 °.
Heisoku-dachi hei-so-koe da-tsji "Attention Attitude", feet next to each other, closed.
Musubi-dachi moe-soe-bi da-tsji "Attention attitude / starting position ", feet are at an angle of 90 ° to. each other, heels together.
Hachiji-dachi ha-chits da-chi Also ‘Yoi-dachi’ mentioned. "Natural position’ (literally: ‘8-stand’), feet shoulder width apart, heels on a line, toes point out slightly (feet make an angle of 20-30 °)’. Running at a 45 ° angle also exists (this is called Uchi-hachiji-dachi).
Heiko-dachi hei-ko da-tsji ‘Parallelstand’, feet shoulder-width apart and parallel, knees slightly bent.
Yoi-dachi Yoi da-ji See ‘Hachiji-dachi’.