STANCES


 


Front Stance

Front foot faces forward
Back foot faces forward (not completely)
Head, shoulders, hips, & knees face forward
Feet are wider than shoulder-width apart
Back is straight


Back Stance

Front foot faces forward
Back foot faces back (not completely)
Back knee over foot and angled back
Feet are on one line
Back is straight

 


Horseback Riding Stance

Feet face forward
Knees are over feet
Head, shoulders, hips, & knees face forward
Back is straight


Fighting Stance

Each foot is angled at 450
One foot is angled at 450 from the other foot
Shoulders, chest, hips & knees don't face forward or to the side (450)
One hand nose-level, the other - heart-level