Latin Basic Mechanics – CBM and CBMP


CBMP is a foot position where the foot steps the center line. Strong CMBP takes the foot strongly across the line. This is also called Latin Cross, Cuban Cross, or 5th position.

  • Closed 5th: back toe right behind front heel
  • Open 5th: there is some space between back toe and front heel

CBM: Movement – taking opposite shoulder toward the moving leg. This is used in Shoulder to Shoulder and Spot Turn.