The back stance is a defensive stance that concentrates weight mostly on the rear leg leaving the other leg maneuverable. How to do the back stance in kung fu? Follow these steps to do the kung fu back stance.
Basic Back Stance
Step 1 Begin in the ready stance. Start with your heels together, feet pointed slightly outward and firmly planted on the ground. Your back should be straight with your knees slightly bent to encourage proper blood flow. Arms are bent at the elbow with fists forward and up.
Step 2 Turn your head and shoulders to the left, leaving your hips facing forward. Bring your left fist up so it is in front of you as if you were shaking your fist at someone. Keep your right arm where it is protecting your side.
Step 3 Step out to the left with your left foot, while keeping weight on your stationary right foot. Your right foot should be facing to the side and your left foot should be facing forward. Both knees should be bent, and your right knee should be over your right foot. If you draw a line from the middle of your left heel it should connect with your right heel and make a 90 degree angle.
Step 4 You should be able to lift your left foot up off of the ground without losing balance in this stance. Do this a few times to test your balance. You should be centered and sustained with your back leg stationary.
Leaning Back Stance
Step 1 Begin in ready stance. Start with your heels together, feet pointed slightly outward and firmly planted on the ground. Your back should be straight with your knees slightly bent to encourage proper blood flow. Arms are bent at the elbow with fists forward and up.
Step 2 While keeping weight and balance on your right leg, step forward with your left leg. Your left foot should be slightly pointed and barely resting on the ground.
Step 3 Lean back slightly, still keeping weight and balance on the right leg. Your right knee should be bent so it is over your right leg, your left knee should be slightly bent as well.
Step 4 You should be able to lift your leg off the ground while keeping your stance and not losing your balance. Do this a few times to test your balance. Your balance should be centered and sustained with your stationary leg.
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