Kung Fu Conditioning : Kung Fu Monkey Jumps


Hi, my name is Dan Schmidt from the Chinese
Martial Arts Center. Today, we’re going to be showing you the proper way to perform Monkey
Jumps. Okay, so this exercise looks like this. So you go down, jump straight up as high as
you can. Down and up again. Okay. Now there’s a few things that you have to look out for.
Okay. No. 1 – the feet. You want to keep your feet flat on the floor. You want to keep your
arms on the insides of your knees. Okay. Now, you want to keep your head erect and you don’t
want to look down at the floor. This helps keep your back in proper alignment. Okay.
You don’t want to roll your shoulders forward and you don’t want to try to sit straight
up. Okay. So that, when you jump, you go straight up, you want to straighten up as much as possible.
Okay. You want to shoot directly up and you want to keep your hands down. Okay. Try to
keep your chin up and your legs straight. Don’t bend your knees. Okay, so from the side.
So as you could see, go ahead jump. See, your body is completely straight. So, one more,
up and then down. That’s the proper way to perform the Monkey Jump.

16 thoughts on “Kung Fu Conditioning : Kung Fu Monkey Jumps

  1. im goin to be a black belt in a couple of months and this is rubbish its like doing some type of childs game

  2. You know what a black belt means, Poshy? In Chinese martial arts (at the very least), which didn't originally have belts, it means you've mastered the basics. Westerners have this problem where they think it makes them a master of their style or even a kick ass fighter. Please, don't succumb to this level of stupidity. You can never do enough conditioning, it's good for long life.

  3. Nice chinese costumes, but you guys seems are not trained at all…. Well, may be you are training at local pub, I dunno…. ;_;

  4. It looks easier than actually doing it. Try doing sets of 20 reps fast w short rest between sets. Oh yeah if you don't feel any feeling in your leg muscle esp nxt day, add weight

  5. Traditionally in a Northern-style Changquan school, you will also move your arms swinging over your head into palm strikes out to either side (like in line kicks) and then slam the ground.

    It's not really a fighting technique, it's meant as conditioning, just like holding low stances in forms.

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