Cross and Parallel Positions Explained

In cross position both combatants have the same foot forward, in this case the right one. Note the thin white line that runs between their feet this is denoting the center line which forms one of the corner stones of Wing Chun strategy. Neither combatant has an advantage in this stance as both hand can reach each other.

In Parallel Position combatants have the opposite feet forward. Note how Derek (in the clean white converse shoes) has moved to the outside of the students stance, this is known as gaining the opponents offside and gives the person in this position a significant advantage (see application)