How to Do the Forward Stance in Shaolin Kung Fu

Learn how to do the forward stance from Sifu Karl Romain in this Shaolin kung fu Howcast video.

Transcript

Hi. I'm Sifu Romain teaching you the Gung Bu or forward stance. From here, you're going to step forward and you're going to turn your waist so it's square. Your front foot slightly turned in, hands on the waist. You want to make a straight line from your shoulder to your rear heel so that you have energy going in both directions, forward and back.

Now, in the forward stance, it's a great stance to use the rear hand and the rear leg to attack, unlike the horse stance where if you're in horse stance, this would be awkward to do. Forward stance, you can move this hand and you can move this leg. In addition, with the front foot turned in, you can also protect the groin. And the Chinese have a lot of secret techniques and one of the techniques they like to do is capture that foot and sit back and break the ankle.

I'm Sifu Romain and this is how you do a forward stance.

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