The stance is one (1)
shoulder width wide, measured between the center of the insteps of the feet. It
is one-and-a-half shoulder widths long, measured from the big toe of the rear foot to the big toe 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 kneecap 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 fists are held 30 centimeters (12.2 inches) from the thighs with the elbows bent 30 degrees. This stance is named for the front foot, and is performed full or half facing.
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