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8 Basic Kung Fu Eagle Claw Style Stances

Northern Eagle Claw System is one of the oldest traditional systems in kung fu. It is one of the most efficient and effective ways to protect yourself and your family. It is a form of aerobic exercise that strengthens your cardiovascular system giving you increased energy and stamina, greater resistance to illness and an overall feeling and appearance of improved health and fitness.



Stances are the foundation of Eagle Claw. Without a strong foundation a house will fall. Our stances are low and long in order to train “rooting” like a tree. You then learn to move from one to the other smoothly like a river. Stances are also techniques. For example, Pok Toi (pressing stance) is also a low side kick or a front or back sweep. Here are 8 basic Eagle Claw Style stances:

Ma Sek (Horse stance)
Kung Sek (Arrow stance)
Ding Sek (Cat stance)
Tai Toi (Hanging stance)
Hoi Sek (Light stance)
Jor Pun Toi (Sitting stance)
Pok Toi (Pressing stance)
Tao Bo (Stealing stance)

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  1. Emily says:

    Hi, I love martial Arts, and I am also fasinated by eagle style,There is no place to learn and I was wondering if you could add more detail and pictures on what the stances look like and how to get into them

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