Thread: Stances of Disaster.
1/13/2006 9:09pm, #51
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Many of the one-legged low-stance positions are considered a form of chi gung, and taught as such, if you subscribe to such things. Either way, it is a nice "poor man's squat" for those who dont have a handy squat rack.
As far as the one-legged stance with the ying/yang hand positions, some styles (like Mizong Quan) have elements/positions of Tai Chi in "external" forms. I have yet to fire any chi balls but as with all training and all physical movement, comfort comes from what is familiar and repetitive. Some people find the expansion of the chest and stretching of the arms very stimulating.
1/13/2006 9:25pm, #52Originally Posted by Kidspatula
1/13/2006 9:27pm, #53Originally Posted by Lights Out[img=http://img205.imageshack.us/img205/2364/8026700123940loij9.th.jpg]
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1/13/2006 10:18pm, #54
I know you could take some cheap shots and Google "Wushu" and find pics like this:
Then say "OMG, that stance sucks. You would get killed in a fight." But as the first post shows, there are quotes from the source that indicate that the school teaches self defence. Ergo, there really are people out there who believe that standing on one leg with your arms in the air has some relation to real fighting. How many teachers of monkey style Kung-fu state that learning thier system will not teach you how to fight, and is really a form of exercise?
By the way, this wouldn't work in a fight :)
1/13/2006 10:22pm, #55Originally Posted by Virus
1/13/2006 10:30pm, #56Originally Posted by DuckofDeath
A better English translation for the post name would be something like, "crouching fish prays to Buddha". The character they translated as "protating" is "wo". It's the "crouching" in "Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon". I'm not sure how a fish can crouch though..."lurking fish prays to Buddha"?
Originally Posted by Virus
Note: I am standing on one foot with my arms in the air. The main difference is that my right hand is not extended out to the rear but rather in front of my face just in case. Other than that and a few postural details, it is essentially the same stance.
No...as much as it looks like I am in the pic, I am not getting kicked in the nuts. I am blocking the kick with my shin just about my foot while counterpunching.
And yes, I do believe that this is the stance that that bastardized wushu version is derived from.Fighting evil and upholding justice in blue silk pajamas baby!
Bah!!! Puny Humans.
1/13/2006 10:46pm, #57Originally Posted by Kidspatula
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1/13/2006 10:52pm, #58
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1/14/2006 4:24am, #59
Originally Posted by kungfujew
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1/14/2006 6:45am, #60
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I found a use for Zenkutsu-Dachi, I use it as a starting point for showing people how to do learn a Butterfly kick in a very short time. It always makes me laugh that I'm using a traditional Karate stance (that people think works in fighting) to teach a Wushu move (that people think wotks in fighting) that I make clear is just an acrobatic trick. It's also helps me feel that all those years of Karate weren't a complete waste of my time.