In the crossed position, both legs are bent. The shin of the back leg touches the calf of the front leg - this gives a compact position and provides stability. Kōsa dachi carries 90% of the body weight on the front leg.

The front foot is pointed forward and the sole of the foot rests completely on the floor. The rear foot points approximately in the middle of the front foot and stands only on the ball of the foot. The angle of the feet to each other is about 90°, which can vary slightly depending on the situation and also due to the use of the hips.

The distance between the feet tends to be equal to the width of the shoulders or slightly narrower. In practice, the Kōsa dachi is often executed with both feet very close together. However, it is advisable to position them wider to ensure better stability due to the larger standing area.

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