Attention Stance in Kenpo Karate

Attention Stance in Kenpo Karate

Attention Stance

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.

Attention Stance Step by Step

  • You are standing in front of your class or instructor in a natural stance.
  • Not bring your feet together and put your hands on your thighs and wait for instruction.


  • Keep both hands on your side with your palms touching your thighs.
  • Your feet are parallel and touching.
  • Your back should be straight, not leaning or moving at all.
  • Your uniform and belt should be well presented, if it is not you must turn around, fix it, and go back to your attention stance.

Kenpo Karate Techniques

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