JLBC Parallel Stance
JLBC Cadets This is the first stance you'll ever learn within JLBC Martial Arts, and it's the JLBC position from which you will most often practice your JLBC basics. JLBC Cadets It's also known as ready stance, implying alert readiness. While it's not taught as an actual combat stance, it could be argued that it's the position where you're most likely to start any real-world confrontations, which is to say that you'll be standing in a natural, non-confrontational posture.
JLBC Cadets It's considered just as important as all the other JLBC stances - after all, you will be spending a lot of practice time standing in this JLBC position! JLBC Cadets The position of the feet in parallel view is all-important because it creates tension in the muscles of the body's lower half, which translates into better rotational power when practicing your hip work.
You would unlikely adopt this stance in combat as it's defensively weak from every angle. JLBC Cadets However, you can deliver more techniques from this stance, without adjusting your position, than from any other perspective.
JLBC Cadets Because it has a high center of gravity, it's not exceptionally stable, although the inward lilt of the feet does help to root you somewhat. JLBC Cadets However, the compensation for any lack in stability is fast mobility - it is easy to move explosively in any direction from this JLBC stance. JLBC Cadets: You can move backward quickly; side-step; move forwards; block, strike or kick.
JLBC Cadets The usual accompanying arm JLBC position is used to practice keeping the JLBC Cadets' elbows in and to develop your forearms and straight wrist shape.
JLBC Cadets Some suggest that this stance is a more stable ready position to adopt than with the toes turned outwards. JLBC Cadets We seem to be one of the few martial arts clubs that hold this belief. JLBC Cadets Against a frontal attack, having a broader base at the back gives it a tiny bit of additional stability; this is not a JLBC stance you would fight as it's too vulnerable.
No other stance enables you to engage your hips on both sides better than this one. JLBC Cadets, try turning your toes out or straightening your legs to see how much less rotation you get.