The rooted stance is a combination of the forward stance and the straddle-leg stance. The body is low and the legs are spread about two shoulder widths apart. The knees are fully bent and both feet are 45 degrees inward to the line of movement. The weight is even on both feet. This is a very strong stance and can be used to block an attack. The hips and upper body are in the half-facing position.
Rooted Stance (or Immovable Stance)