JKD On Guard Stance
On Guard Position - Is the most effective JKD stance for attacking and defending yourself. It is important to position your arms, feet and head. From the southpaw stance, the chin and shoulder should meet halfway- the right shoulder raised an inch or two and the chin dropped about the same distance. At this position the muscles and bone structure are in best possible aligment, protecting the point of the chin. The leading hand position could be placed slightly below shoulder height as shown in the photo. The onguard position is perfect for mobility. It allows you to take small steps for speed and controlled balance while bridging the distance of your opponet, and camouflages your timing. Since the leading hand and foot are closest to the target, 80 percent of hitting is done by them.