IMPORTANT POINTS OF HORSE-RIDING, BOW-ARROW AND FALSE-LEG STANCES

(reproduced from http://shaolin.org/taijiquan/stances.html)

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Important Points of Horse-Riding, Bow-Arrow and False-Leg Stances from Wong Kiew Kit on Vimeo.


Stance-training is very important in all styles of kungfu, of course including Taijiquan. It is the single most important category of exercises to develop internal force.

The following are important points regarding the various stances in our school, Shaolin Wahnam.

Horse-Riding Stance

  1. Upright

  2. Pyramid shape

  3. Feet parallel

Bow-Arrow Stance

  1. Feet along a straight line

  2. Feet hooked in

  3. Front knee not beyond front ankle

False-Leg Stance

  1. Body and hips in line

  2. Front leg and foot in line

  3. Body slightly bent forward

The lessons in the above video were taught by Grandmaster Wong Kiew Kit during the Intensive Taijiquan Course in Sabah from 25th to 31st March 2016.

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