Kokutsu-Dachi Definition

What Does Kokutsu-Dachi Mean?

Kokutsu-Dachi

ko·ku·tsu·da·chi

\ˈkō-ˈkü-ˈtsü-‘dȯ-ˈchē\
noun

Definition: A back stance that involves bending the rear leg strongly at the knee. The karate style used dictates whether the front leg should be straight or slightly bent. It is known to be an excellent defensive stance due to the amount of energy one stores in the rear leg.

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