Mine - Suffice to say that even though I find this type of stance
very effective in all types of competition, I will not say it is
better than the other stances I have mentioned previously. Every
stance has its benefits and downfalls, including mine but what I
will say is that I have found this stance to be very effective for
me, and I would encourage anyone to give it a go. Compared with
others, this stance is a complex one, taking a lot of practice,
not only just getting the right positioning for the feet, but also
being able to get back in to the stance once an attack has been
Step 1) Stand so that the body is facing half side-on and half
face-on to the opponent.
Step 2) Bend the back leg slightly so that there is about a 70/30
weight on the back foot and front foot respectively. The back foot
should be facing out at 90o to the opponent, whereas the front should
be facing more towards the opponent. This is the basic position
for the feet.
Step 3) The hips should be turned slightly more towards the opponent
than the feet. The reason for this being is that the leading leg
is now ready to execute any side-facing or front-facing kick without
much movement from the rest of the body.
Step 4) The torso is turned even more so that it should be close
to facing the opponent. I find that the position of the hands is
very dependent on what sort of attacks your opponent uses, so I
tend to change their position an awful lot. But to complete beginners,
I would recommend keeping one hand high and one hand low.
The whole body should look a bit twisted, but this is the idea
in that the leading leg is in the prime position to execute any
side and front kick quickly and effectively.