Teakkyon stance and foot placement is a stepping motion and is unique. It is a very strong stance and is adaptive to changing situations. As it is so adaptive, defence and attack are made easier.
The angles at which the feet are placed at during the continual movement, give the Taekkyon practitioner easy defence.
The continual movement provides agility which is available at a moments notice.
The feet constantly move to a rhythm whilst the knees bend up and down like a spring. During these movements of the feet and knees, the hips also move in, out, left, right. The whole body moves and thus needs to be relaxed.
These movements of the feet, knees, and hips, are the basis of powerful kicks in Taekkyon. Every Taekkyon kick requires these movements in order to be fast, responsive, and powerful.
This rhythm used in stepping and foot placement is irregular, which slows and speeds up. It is usually a 3 beat but changes to a 1, 2, 3, or 4 beat.
The stance and foot placement of Taekkyon is dissimilar to that of Taekwondo, Hapkido, Tang Soo Do, Soo Bahk Do, and all other Korean martial arts. Stances of other Korean martial arts are static, while that of Taekkyon is a continual stepping motion.
Taekkyon is a soft martial art, and thus the movement of the feet can appear dance like.