- 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.
- 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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