Kung Fu basic stances
The basic stances are an important part of our kung fu foundation. With proper stance work we can better execute the movements of our kung fu forms.
One of our Kids Kung Fu Scholarship students did these drawings of our basic stances.
Kung fu is all about making small steps everyday towards a larger goal. For a great example check out this outstanding article by YMAA Boston friend Artemis Scantalides. She explains how at 5 foot 1 and 115 pounds she can she can do a 48 pound weighted pull-up and multiple military presses with 44 pound kettlebells.
Here's a link to the list of moves of our tai chi form:
I was recently listening to a 2011 podcast interview with Marc "animal" MacYoung from the website http://www.martial-secrets.com. I hadn't heard of him before but after the interview I'm interested in reading his books. He's worked with YMAA author Rory Miller who has written at length about the difference between real world violence and martial arts training.
It's a good listen and might even raise a few questions about your training.
Check out the interview here: http://www.martial-secrets.com/2011/08/14/marc-animal-mcyoung-–-animal-list-bbq-interviews-2011/
And the website he and Rory maintain together: http://conflictcommunications.com
Traditional Chinese martial arts for mind/body development