Kung Fu Techniques : Kung Fu Monkey Stance
Hi, my name is Dan Schmidt from the Chinese
Martial Arts Center and today we’re going to be showing you the Monkey Stance. Okay,
so the Monkey Stance, from feet together position, hands on the hips. You want to keep the shoulders
relax, chest straight, okay. So, on one leg, you want to go right on the tip of your toes.
You want to squeeze the thighs together and you want to sink down as far as you can. And
if you notice, when doing the stance, you want to keep the back completely straight,
buttocks tucked in, head erect, shoulders nice and squared, chest out. You don’t want
to lean forward or backward. Okay, and all the weight, just about is on the flat foot,
about seventy percent of the weight. Okay, in just on the tippy toe, you want about thirty
percent. Now, it’s very important that you don’t let your legs come apart. You want to
squeeze the thighs together, you don’t want any gaps, okay, and keep the back straight.
Now this stance is good for like once in attacks or dodging or retreating. Okay, now if he
was to punch me, okay, this stance trains, okay, moving straight in, punching this way.
If he was to hook to the head, okay, you can lean, dodge in, this way. So it trains you
to balance on one side of your body. Okay. And also at the Monkey Stance, okay, you don’t
want to twist your shoulders forward. Okay. If you go like this, this will throw your
balance off or if you go the other way, it will throw your balance off. So nice and straight,
keep the feet flat except for the one foot and straight down. That is the proper way
of doing the Monkey Stance.