Stand in a solid front stance. Stand in a solid, low front stance facing the attacker. The front stance allows the holder to absorb tremendous force from the front without being knocked down. Instead of being knocked down, the holder's stance will merely be shifted backward.
Settle into the shield. Stand vertical and do not lean into the shield. Instead, settle the body's mass into the shield.
Keep chin back or look toward the side. Do not let the chin rest on or above the top of the shield. If the shield is struck at an upward angle, it will suddenly move upward. If the chin is over the top of the shield, the shield will strike the chin, similar to being struck with an uppercut punch.
Resist or flow. When the shield is stuck, the holder may stand in a stationary stance and resist the force. This means all the force will be dissipated into the body with a jolt. For very strong kick attacks, this jolt may be substantial. When the shield is stuck, the holder may also stand in a flexible stance and let the body flow with the force. This means the force will shift the stance backward allowing some of the force to be used to move the mass of the body. This means the jolt from the force will be much less.
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