slight bend at the waist too
> keeps the weight at the balls of the feet and not the heels
The initial stance is similar to a ready position or a linebacker's stance. Weight slightly off heels but heels not off the ground.
Knees flexed but not deeply bent. Hips slightly bent (its not really the waist) as in the start of sitting down.
Weight should be 60% forward (regular stand being 50%)