Saturday, 21 July 2012

Horse stance

Horse stance is one of the three main stances in Chinese Boxing, along with front stance and back stance. 

When performing horse stance you should start with your feet about 2 shoulder widths apart then sit by bending the knees. The knees must stay in line with the feet to avoid injury, bending until the thighs are parallel to the floor. You should have a 50% weight distribution on each leg; the torso must remain upright with the hands off the legs, its best to have them in fists on the waist or with the arms out stretched in tiger hand form.

Horse stance posture

Horse stance foot position

It’s very important not to allow the knees to collapse in putting stress on the knee joint. The feet must point forward, do not allow them to turn out to the sides.


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