Tree and Martial Arts

As a martial artist's, we see our self as a tree. Why?
In order for a tree to withstand any challenges, it needs strong roots. So does martial artists, we needs to have a strong stance. Tree roots are like our stances, Tree trunk are like our body, branches and leaves are like our limbs.

A tree without roots is very weak, no matter how good are the branches and leaves, only standing with tree trunk, will not last long. Same for martial artists’ without a good stance, just using body no matter how good is your forms and techniques. Soon or later you will fall.

So, I hope you guys can understand why stances are the most important in any martial arts.

Most popular stances in Kung Fu are...

  • Horse stance (aka squat stance)
  • Bow stance (aka fighting stance)
  • Resting stance (aka cross stance)
  • Taming stance (aka low stance)
  • Cat stance (aka loose stance)
Kung Fu Fitness is a combination of different Kung Fu style and Bando Kick boxing (Lethwei).