Hachiji Dachi

Hachiji Dachi is also known as natural stance, open leg stance and ready stance.

 

Hachiji Dachi is a very common stance used by the Japanese Karate Association and is a common stance in the Shotokan world.

In this stance your heels are at hip width with your toes pointed out at 45 degrees.

 

Weight distribution is 50/50.