• To present a smaller target to your opponent.
  • To increase your reach.
  • To be balanced and able to move in any direction quickly.
  • To be stable and balanced. Side on is more stable than square on.

Teaching points:

  • Stand with your feet hip width on either side of a line.
  • Step back with your dominant side.
  • The distance between your feet should be about the same as your shin.
  • Turn the back foot to 45 degrees so the the heel touches the line.
  • Turn the front foot to 45 degrees so the toes touch the line.
  • Bend your knees a little.
  • Stand on the balls of your feet.

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