Horse Stance - Japanese Martial Arts

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In Japanese martial arts, the horse stance (kiba-dachi) has many minor variations between individual schools, including the distance between the feet, and the height of the stance. One constant feature is that the feet must be parallel to each other.

Note that the horse stance differs from the straddle stance (四股立ち, shiko-dachi?), widely used in sumo, in which the feet point outward at 45 degrees rather than being parallel.

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