Kenpo Karate

Attention Stance in Kenpo Karate

This is a disciplinary stance to receive instruction and it is one of the most used in all martial arts. It can be found under different names but the purpose is the same. This is one of the first stances a student has to learn, this should be part of the White belt in Kenpo Karate.

This stance is executed before the class starts, students line up on attention stance to properly salute their instructor and receive instructions. The attention stance is also found before you present yourself when you do your sets and forms.

Attention Stance details

Feet are together, hands on the side, back straight and your weight is distributed equally on both feet. It is very important to have your uniform and belt in the perfect presentation when doing this stance in front of your instructor or judges at a competition.

This stance teaches discipline and respect.

You will execute this stance before any instruction in a class, before presenting any form and set, before your form at a tournament, and at the end of any form, set, and self-defense technique.

Attention Stance in Kenpo Karate
Attention Stance in Kenpo Karate

Attention Stance Step by Step

  • You are standing in front of your class or instructor in a natural stance.
  • Now bring your feet together and put your hands on your thighs and wait for instruction.

Attention Stance Recommendations

In Kenpo Karate, having a proper attention stance is important for showing respect and discipline. Here are some recommendations to help you maintain a correct attention stance:

  • Hand position: Stand straight with both hands resting on your thighs, with your palms touching your legs. This position shows that you are ready and attentive to any instruction.
  • Foot position: Keep your feet parallel and touching each other. This stance is known as “heel-to-heel,” where your heels are touching each other, and the balls of your feet are parallel to each other.
  • Body posture: Your back should be straight and erect, with no leaning or movement. This posture represents your strength and readiness to take on any challenge.
  • Uniform and belt: It is essential to present yourself well in your uniform and belt. Make sure your uniform is clean, ironed, and fits well. Your belt should be tied correctly, with the knot in the middle of your waist. If you notice that your uniform or belt is not in the right position, turn around, fix it, and return to your attention stance.

By following these recommendations, you will demonstrate respect, discipline, and readiness in Kenpo Karate.


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