The stance is one (1)
shoulder width wide, measured between the center of the insteps of the feet. It
is one-and-a-half (1.5) shoulder widths long, measured from the big toe of the rear foot to the heel of the front foot. The weight is distributed evenly between the feet.
The back leg is straight and locked with the back foot pointed outward up to 25 degrees. The front leg is bent with the knee-cap directly over the heel with the front foot pointed straight forward. The foot muscles of both feet tensed as if to pull the feet together. The stance is named for the front foot, and is performed full or half facing.
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