Red dot indicates center of mass
- Stance Width. Heels aligned.
- Stance Depth. 1 and 1/2 shoulder width.
- Front Foot Position. Foot pointed straight ahead, foot rests on ball of foot.
- Back Foot Position. Foot pointed toward outside.
- Front Leg Position. Knee bent.
- Back Leg Position. Knee bent.
- Shoulder Position. Angled 45° toward outside.
- Hip Position. Parallel with shoulders.
- Weight Distribution. 50% front foot; 50% back foot.
- Center of Mass. Centered between feet.
The fixed stance is a basically just a modified back stance. The feet are moved about a shoulder width and a half apart and the weight is centered between the two feet.
- When the left leg is forward, the stance a left fixed stance. When the right leg is forward, it is a right fixed stance.
- Stand with feet parallel, 1 shoulder width apart. Step left foot forward 1 and 1/2 shoulder widths deep into a fixed stance with the heel aligned with rear foot's heel. Imagine an "L" shape drawn on the floor. The right foot will align with the bottom of the "L" with the heel at the corner and the left foot will align along the long side of the "L."
- The shoulders angle 45 degrees toward the right. Keep hips parallel with the shoulders so upper body is angled toward the right.
- Front foot is pointed toward the opponent.
- Slightly bend the front leg.
- The weight is centered between the feet so 50% of the weight is on the back foot and 50% of the weight is on the front foot.
- When performing successive fixed stances, keep the heels in alignment so the "L" shape is maintained.
- To move forward in successive back stances, the lead foot pivots 90 degrees as the back foot steps forward.