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.