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The half moon position is one foot length shorter than the zenkutsu dachi. The lateral distance of the feet also corresponds to the width of the shoulders in hangetsu dachi.
Both legs are bent, the knees are turned inward, the body weight is equally distributed on both legs.
The front foot is turned inward, as is the leg. The back foot is directed forward, if possible completely straight, to direct the back knee well inward.
In hangetsu dachi, the leg muscles of the outer and inner thighs are strongly contracted.
Hangetsu dachi characterizes the kata Hangetsu: With four exceptions, the entire kata is based on the half-moon position. It does not appear in other kata.