Dachi (also seen spelled Tachi) is the Japanese word for “Stance”.
All references to angle refer to your attack line center, and the body unless otherwise stated is straight up.
- Chinto Dachi (stance used in the Chinto kata)
- Gyaka Shomen Neko Ashi Dachi (reverse front facing cat leg stance)
- Gyakazuki Dachi (reverse punch stance)
- Hachiji Dachi (ready stance -shazentai stance)
- Heiko Dachi (parallel stance)
- Heisoku Dachi (shazentai stance with feet together at heels and toes)
- Junzuki Dachi (front punch stance)
- Junzuki No Tsukomi Dachi (Hanmi Dachi) (lunge punch stance)
- Kokutso Dachi (reverse lunge punch stance)
- Kiba Dachi (horse stance)
- Mahamni Neko Ashi Dachi (side facing cat leg stance)
- Masuba Dachi (attention stance)
- Naihanchi Dachi (stance used in the Naihanchi kata)
- Sagi Ashi Dachi (crane stance)
- Seisan Dachi
- Shiko Dachi (four point stance)
- Shomen Neko Ashi Dachi (front facing cat leg stance)
- Shazentai Dachi (natural leg stance)
- Tate Seisan Dachi
- Yoko Seisan Dachi
Wado Ryu Stances (animation)
This includes 10 of the above stances and how their positions are related to each other.