Red dot indicates center of mass
- Stance Width. 1 shoulder width.
- Stance Depth. Zero.
- Front/Back Foot Position. Both feet pointed straight ahead.
- Leg Positions. Knees slightly bent.
- Shoulder Position. Perpendicular to opponent.
- Hip Position. Parallel with shoulders.
- Weight Distribution. 50% each foot.
- Center of Mass. Centered between feet
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.