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    Stance-Students That Won't Bend

    I see this one all the time when teaching stance, you coach the student to lean forward or to bend at the hips, loosen up the knees. What do they do-- they lock their knees and lean way way. Over and over!

    How would you proceed?

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    Yelling "duck" at the shooter as a command may help to bend the knees and lean forward.

    Also, most shooters doing the leaning back do it for two reasons: (1) the shooter is scared of the bang and/or (2) the shooter has a lack of upper body strength. If the shooter is scared of the bang, tell the student that leaning back doesn't get him/her any farther away from the firearm. If the shooter has a lack of upper body strength, tell the student to utilize the low-ready position more often to rest (especially with shotguns and rifles).

    In general, I am for not teaching any specific "shooting" stance. Instead, the basics of self defense without a firearm apply. If I, as an attacker, can knock you over with a simple push with my hand, so can any firearm recoil.


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    He who is standing in a "stance" during a real life self defense situation is being a very good stationary target for the bad guy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bikenut View Post
    He who is standing in a "stance" during a real life self defense situation is being a very good stationary target for the bad guy.
    While that may be true, the last thing I want a beginner student doing is running around my range with a loaded weapon
    We are focusing on basics and a well disciplined stance is certainly worth teaching.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bofh View Post
    Yelling "duck" at the shooter as a command may help to bend the knees and lean forward.

    Also, most shooters doing the leaning back do it for two reasons: (1) the shooter is scared of the bang and/or (2) the shooter has a lack of upper body strength. If the shooter is scared of the bang, tell the student that leaning back doesn't get him/her any farther away from the firearm. If the shooter has a lack of upper body strength, tell the student to utilize the low-ready position more often to rest (especially with shotguns and rifles).

    In general, I am for not teaching any specific "shooting" stance. Instead, the basics of self defense without a firearm apply. If I, as an attacker, can knock you over with a simple push with my hand, so can any firearm recoil.

    Thanks for your reply. I'm not trying to force anyone into a specific stance but rather modify what they are doing to be fundamentally sound-- and stable!

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    Repetition is the key here, and as the instructor it's your duty to politely and continually correct any poor habits/form.

    Using the "duck!" catch phrase or some other action word will help remind the student what they need to be doing and the fact you are still paying attention to what they are doing.

    Keep at it, your persistence will pay off.

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    Teach them some Karate kata.
    Some similar positioning (and locked knees usually gets you knocked over by Sensei).

  10. Stance is for a beginner learning how to use a firearm to shoot at paper.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pete lynch View Post
    Stance is for a beginner learning how to use a firearm to shoot at paper.
    Huh?

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