The ready stance is similar to the military "parade rest" position. It is a relaxed, but alert and ready, stance used to rest and await further orders.
- Stand with the body erect.
- Face forward with head erect.
- Feet are positioned parallel about a shoulder width apart, toes pointed toward the target.
- Hold arms in front of the body with hands in tight fists with knuckles facing outward, about one inch apart, about one inch from the belt knot.
- With hands held in this position, the arms will form a circular shape.
Open Ready Stance
Same as parallel ready stance except feet are angled outward at a 45-degree angle.
Pigeon-Toe Ready Stance
Same as parallel ready stance except feet are angled inward at a 45-degree angle.
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