How to Do Basic Kung Fu : The Horse Stance in Kung Fu
Hello everyone, welcome back. I would like
to lead you to another subject called kung fu. But before you jump into the world kung
fu you got to know, kung fu require a lot of stances and let’s begin with it. The first
one is called horse stance. Why we call it horse stance? Take a look. Bend your knee,
open it up. This a horse stance. Why? Imagine that you are riding a horseback. Meanwhile
your back is completely straight you don’t arch your back forward or leaning backward.
It got to be straight up. And in the old days of Shaolin Temple those monks would stay in
this position for hours because this really trained their thigh muscle. Not only that,
the strength of the legs. If you try to put your feet out, no, this is not called horse
stance. This a bad one. You got to put your feet completely inwards or make them parallel
to each other. In this kind of stance you don’t use it for self-defense. You don’t use
it in the ring, no, because it’s hard to move. But when it come to weapon, yes! In the old
day those soldier carry long weapons and this will help them to balance themselves. Now,
about straight punch. You see this? Try not to use your shoulder. It’s a snap. Then when
I’m changing to the other fist you see this there’s a tracking. There’s a tracking. There’s
a tracking. There’s a tracking. Now if I try to elevate the level of the fist, same thing.
Snap, snap, and snap again. But still you got to squat down with your horse stance because
this is the basic training and later on we are going to move the subject on to blocking
too. With the same horse stance. So that covers up the subjects of horse stance. Thank you.