Karate-Do training requires intense study of numerous stances which are key to developing power and focus. If stances are not performed correctly then techniques cannot be executed properly, subsequently, blocking and striking will lack power and direction. Lack of stance understanding and training will result in poor application of drills and Kata bunkai.
Maintaining proper stances can have many health benefits such as the support of thoracic and lumber vertebra. Each stance can help activate various meridian channels within the body. There have been various studies to support this.