The Defensive Combat Posture – Practice
5 minutes – Practice the defensive posture and have a partner examine you, or use a mirror or video to examine yourself. Check:
- alignment of the hand,
- lead elbow,
- shoulders over hips,
- hips over feet,
- alignment of feet to the line of direction.
Practice holding the defensive posture for an extended period of time. Start with putting on a timer for one minute, then extend it to two minutes, three minutes, and beyond. Practicing holding a posture can help you develop strong stabilizer muscles and in the long run will make these athletic positions feel not only comfortable but powerful.