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Front foot is pointed toward the attacker but angled slightly inward.
Bend the front leg at the knee, with the shin vertical. With the leg in this position, there is a smooth flow of tension throughout the leg. If the knee is not bent enough, mobility is lost. If is bent too much, the sharp angle of the knee interrupts the flow of tension throughout the leg. TIP: When front leg is bent properly, your front toes should just be hidden by the knee. Do not lean knee forward past the toes. Do not lean the knee inward.
Point the rear foot toward the opponent (may angle outward 15-30 degrees). Any lesser angle puts too much stress on the leg and mobility is reduced. Any greater angle weakens the stance and lessens the amount of force that may be applied in a forward direction.
The rear leg is straight but knee is not locked.
The toes and outside edges of the feet grip the floor, while the feet are tensed with the feeling of trying to pull the feet inward toward each other (inner tension).
The center of mass is centered between the feet, at the center of the imaginary square. TIP: In this position, 70 percent of the weight will be on the front foot (hence the name front stance) and 30 percent of the weight will be on the back foot. Do not shift too much weight to the front foot.