Greetings,I had a discussion with another senior black belt recently regarding the parallel ready stance. In my years of training I've been taught the following:
When conducting pre-arranged sparring (step sparring) upon bowing the attacker will move their right foot and the defender will move their left foot to the parallel ready stance. In doing so they will both face each other evenly.
When standing in a line formation the right foot ALWAYS stays in place and only the left foot moves. This is also what we do in the military.
I've been briefed now that both feet move? First the left foot then the right foot moves? They both move half way so that the feet are evenly shoulder width apart.
Can someone shed some light on this topic?
Michael Munyon, VI Dan
US-ITF Armed Forces Director
Serving America, Armed Forces and the ITF