Stance and body shifting may be used to protect the centerline. Any stance which provides maneuverability in all directions and also keeps your center facing away from your opponent will provide protection from an attack. Rotating your body and shifting your center away from the attack without changing your basic foot positioning will also provide protection.
An additional way to protect the centerline is to take your body off the line of attack and provide distance between you and the attacker. You will need to determine the speed and direction of the attack and move away accordingly. Remember to reposition yourself where your opponent will find it difficult to continue his attack.
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