In this video, we are going to show you how to make a proper fight stance or self-defense stance when a threat is coming at you.

First you want to align your stance around your strong side. Most of us are either righties or lefties.

If you are right handed, drop your right foot back, which will rotate your body at a 45 degree angle, and hold your hands with your palms facing outward at eye level. This is a self-defense stance.

Self-Defense Stance

The self-defense stance is a more passive stance. Your body language is communicating that you are not necessarily looking for a fight. This can be especially helpful if there are cameras filming a confrontation.

For a fight stance, take the same stance, and simply close your fists.

Fight Stance

If you’re a lefty, use the same technique, but drop your left foot back instead of your right foot, and assume a self-defense or fight stance.

Left-Handed Self-Defense Stance

Now you have learned the basic self-defense or fight stance in Tactical Jiu-Jitsu.