Stance (martial Arts) - Conceptualising Stances and Footwork in The Martial Arts

Conceptualising Stances and Footwork in The Martial Arts

It is very common in the martial arts to describe stances and the transitions between them in terms of triangles, squares and circles. This is often done in conjunction with attempts to gain positional advantage or gain control of the balance of an opponent. In addition, in many styles, specific stances are adopted either for attack or for defence. In addition, many stances are used purely for training, or as progressions to more advanced and practical stances learnt later on.

"Stances are the position from which all attacking and defensive moves begin. They combine balance, defence and readiness. A good basic stance is essential".

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