When approaching a subject who is on their back and attempting to kick the officer away, it’s crucial to maintain control and safety. The officer should lead with one leg, simultaneously leaning back on their feet to create distance. From here, using your hands to control his kicking feet, you can get past his legs and establish your next control phase. This stance helps to establish a barrier between the subject’s kicks and the officer, minimizing the risk of injury while allowing for effective communication and resolution of the situation.