The term “goose step” originally referred to a British military drill in which one leg at a time was swung back and forth without bending the knee. Standing on only one leg reminded soldiers of how geese often stand, and its name was born.
It is a difficult marching style that takes practice, coordination and strength and therefore tends to be reserved for short bursts at ceremonial occasions. You can see, above , how they have to lean right back before swinging they leg up.
Copyright Debbie Smyth, 23 March 2017
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