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Karate Stances - Japanese Terms
"Dachi" or "Tachi" means stance in Japanese, and describes primarily the position of the feet in various Karate stances. Stances are very important in delivering power and also quick responses in various situations and are thus emphasis in Kihon (basic training). Strong stances can give a smaller person a significant advantage over a larger attacker.
Stances - Dachi
Fighting Postures - Kamae
The fighting postures (Kamae, sometimes also "Kame") include the position of the arms and legs as well as the body angle and center of gravity. For example, Gedan No Kame is a lower level fighting posture, with the legs in Shiko Dachi (thus the centre of gravity quite low), body angled at 45 (or even 90 degrees) and the arms ready to respond to lower and middle level attacks.
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