How to Do the Leap Into Pu Bu in Shaolin Kung Fu

Learn how to do the leap into pu bu from Sifu Karl Romain in this Shaolin kung fu Howcast video.


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Hi, I'm Karl Romain. Welcome to our Shaolin video, A Leap Into Pu Bu. Now Pu Bu is what we call drop stance. So at first we'll demonstrate the drop stance. So from your, so from your position spread your legs apart. Now I want you to point your toes out. Then you're going to drop your body to one side. As you drop your body to one side you're going to make sure your feet are flat. And you're a going to look and lean towards your front foot. Make sure you keep your hands in your chamber, or you can have your hand in chamber, hand at the shoulder. So this is the end position, or the drop stance, or what they call in Chinese Pu Bu. Okay. Now to leap we're gonna break it down into pieces. First block the knee, hand back, step down, raise your arms up and over. And over towards the right. And as you do it towards your right you're gonna look at your hands. Now you're going to lift your other knee and jump off your left foot. Now drop down into Pu Bu. Okay, now we'll do it a little bit faster. So we're gonna setup, block the knee position, and begin. And one more time. And go. This concludes our demonstration of Leap Into Pu Bu.


  • Sifu Karl Romain

    World Champion and United International Kung Fu Hall of Fame inductee Sifu Romain has been studying and training in Kung Fu for 34 years. He is the owner and master instructor of the Edgewater Kung Fu Academy in Edgewater, NJ; founder of the online training program, Tai Chi for Healthy Living; and founder of Kung Fu for a Better Life, a non-profit organization offering programs focused on empowering children through basic martial arts philosophies.