hi all, I'm posting to try and get a little help for my brother. He's six (name is freeman) and is starting Karate with me(I'm a sankyu) We adopted him and his older sister (who is also starting up) from Liberia Africa last year. We noticed right away that freeman has a hip....problem. the best way to describe it is: where our feet normally and comfortably face forwards without problems, his feet face out to the sides....comfortably. It pains him (some, not a lot though he says) and is difficult for him to point his toes forward, this making all of the stances very difficult for him. He's been working every day on just his stances and making his feet face forward and holding the stance for upwards of two minutes (including a kibadachi) stance that I would kill for, he sits really really deep) He won't be put down by this, and has already told me he's not going to let it beat him (he's got more determination than anyone I know) so I told him I would try to figure something out to help him. For his Zenkutsu he isn't able to bend his knee forward as much as he should because it twists his hip funny, and has to twist his back foot out to the side a little, or at least for now. He can do it correctly for a little while, but really starts to sweat if he holds it for very long. We're not exactly sure what's wrong with his hips as no doctors have been able to give us a clear diagnosis... so I was curious if anyone has any tips and suggestions for strengthening his hips and any exercises he could do to help him.