Stances

Some articles on stances, stance:

Stance (martial Arts) - Conceptualising Stances and Footwork in The Martial Arts
... It is very common in the martial arts to describe stances and the transitions between them in terms of triangles, squares and circles ... In addition, in many styles, specific stances are adopted either for attack or for defence ... In addition, many stances are used purely for training, or as progressions to more advanced and practical stances learnt later on ...
Sadia Dehlvi - Stances
... Dehlvi has taken a conservative stance in the recent controversy over Taslima Nasreen. ...
Silat - Training - Stances and Footwork
... Every style of silat incorporates multi-level fighting stances (sikap pasang), or preset postures meant to provide the foundation for remaining stable while in motion ... The horse stance (kuda-kuda or kekuda) is the most essential posture, common to many Asian martial arts ... Beginners once had to practice this stance for long periods of time, sometimes as many as four hours, but today's practitioners train until it can be easily held for at least ten minutes ...
Stance (martial Arts) - Weighted or Unweighted
... Unweighted stances are those where 50% of one's bodyweight is on each foot ... Weighted stances place more than 50% of body weight on either the rear or the lead foot ... Most styles, arts and disciplines have one major stance that they regularly employ (generally from a standard guard position), and many variations of this ...
Traditional Wushu Stances
... The five stances—Ma Bu, Deng Shan Bu, Zuo Pan Bu, Fu Hu Bu, and Xuan Ji Bu—are the five basic stances taught in contemporary wushu, the sport established by the People’s Republic of China ... Contemporary wushu practitioners often perform stances such as Ma Bu and Deng Shan Bu lower than traditional wushu practitioners ... masters usually teach higher, more practical versions of all five stances and a number of other stances, most notably Si-Liu Bu, Jin Ji Du Li, Tun Bu, and Qi Lin Bu ...