Heels together, feet at 30 degree angle. Knees braced, body erect, weight balanced evenly between ball and heel of foot. Arms straight and held to sides, forearm tucked behind hipbone, wrists straight, hand closed, thumb vertical down seam of trousers. Shoulders held down and back, chest in a normal position, head up touching back of collar, eyes open and still, chin tucked in, mouth closed.
Practise the squad, checking their positions Common Faults: A strained position which constricts breathing.
Allowing the body to sag and the shoulders and arms to creep forward.
Explain and Demonstrate: Stand at Ease from Attention
“Stand at – EASE”. Keep right foot still, leg braced back. Bend left knee and drive foot to the ground, 12 inches to the left of right foot. At same time, force arms behind back by most direct method, back of right hand in palm of left, right thumb crossed over left. Fingers straight and together. Transfer weight of body to left so it is evenly balanced. 12 inches is measured from centre of right heel to centre of left heel.
Practise the squad, checking their positions Common Faults: Bending at the waist when moving.
Allowing the arms to bend or to leave the body when going behind the back.
Moving the right foot.
Left foot less than 300 mm (12 inches) from the right foot and not at the