Self-defence Seminar: The Passive Stance
This is the Classic Negotiation Stance which communicates you are not a threat and are open to possibilities. It can be applied to any face-to-face encounter whether standing, seated, or lying down.
Your hands can move around as you communicate, provided they remain protecting your centre line. Lightly rest your biceps on your ribs, hands at least shoulder level. In the clip Mr Thompson talks about how the Stance will in reality be flexible and moving. Walk and Talk. Move around if you can and scan the environment for multiple opponents, weapons, exits, furniture and other variables.