- Stance: The position and transition of all body elements from the waist down. This sometimes includes the spine.
Position and alignment of all body elements from the waist up. This always
includes the spine.
- Structure: The marriage of Stance and Posture to reflect the needs of the body’s defenses or attack at any given time. Structure is a fluid concept, it does not mean “Stance” or “Footwork”, it means the use of a variety of postures in Silat while maintaining balance in motion.
- Balance in STILLNESS (Rooted stance, sinking/squatting with a wide base, almost no mobility at all)
- Balance in MOTION (Footwork, Body English, high mobility & ground coverage)
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