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- Do not let the feet come closer together in successive front stances. At middle of the motion of stepping into another front stance, the feet should maintain at least a hip width apart.
- If you are in a front stance and someone pushes against you from either side or from the front or back, you should settle your mass down and into the force but you should not have to move your feet. If you have to move your feet it is because they were not initially positioned wide enough. When you are pushed, your feet instinctively move the proper position to brace against the force, so try to position your feet properly so there is no desire to move them when pushed. You should strive to let your body instinctively settle into this neutral, natural position without your having to think about it. If the stance performed properly, you should feel solid, stable, and in balance but you should be able to resist a force from any direction or move in any direction.