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    Default April 2006 - Set of the Month - Stance Set 1

    1. Attention stance

    2. Step your left leg out to 9 o'clock into a horse stance.

    3. Step your left leg to 6 o'clock so you are in a right neutral bow facing 12 o'clock.

    4. Slide your right leg back into right cat stance.

    5. Step your right leg to 3 o'clock so you are in a horse stance facing 12 o'clock.

    6. Step your right leg back to 6 o'clock into a left neutral bow facing 12 o'clock.

    7. Slide your left leg back into left cat stance facing 12 o'clock.

    8. Step your left leg back to 6 o'clock into a right twist stance.

    9. Unwind so you are in a right neutral bow facing 12 o'clock.

    10. Step your right leg back to 6 o'clock into a left twist stance facing 12 o'clock.

    11. Unwind so you are in a left neutral bow facing 12 o'clock.

    12. Pivot counterclockwise into a right reverse bow facing 12 o'clock.

    13. Pivot clockwise into a right forward bow facing 12 o'clock.

    14. Execute a front to back switch.

    15. Pivot clockwise into a left reverse bow facing 12 o'clock.

    16. Pivot counterclockwise into a left forward bow facing 12 o'clock.

    17. Pivot in-place into a right rotating twist stance facing 12 o'clock.

    18. Step your right foot to 12 o'clock into a right neutral bow facing 12 o'clock.

    19. Pivot in place into a left rotating twist stance facing 12 o'clock.

    20. Step your left foot to 12 o'clock into left neutral bow facing 12 o'clock.

    21. Step your left leg back to 9 o'clock into a horse stance.

    22. Pull your left to your right into an attention stance.
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    I like this set and practice it often. It's a great lower body exercise to get the blood flowing and warm up.

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    Default Re: April 2006 - Set of the Month - Stance Set 1

    When Mr. Tom Kelly has his studetns do this set he has them get into really deep stances. The last seminar I took from him he did this, I could not walk very well for the next couple of days LOL.
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    Default Re: April 2006 - Set of the Month - Stance Set 1

    Quote Originally Posted by parkerkarate
    When Mr. Tom Kelly has his studetns do this set he has them get into really deep stances. The last seminar I took from him he did this, I could not walk very well for the next couple of days LOL.
    Interesting.

    How long would you hold each stance? Or was it more repetition (doing the set over and over again) that made it so tiring?
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    Default Re: April 2006 - Set of the Month - Stance Set 1

    When I practice on my own I do the stance, say the name of the stance aloud then count 2, 3, 4, 5 then go into the next stance and so on. I find this gives a great leg work out.
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    Default Re: April 2006 - Set of the Month - Stance Set 1

    Quote Originally Posted by Seabrook
    Interesting.

    How long would you hold each stance? Or was it more repetition (doing the set over and over again) that made it so tiring?
    He would tell us what stance to go into and tell us to hold until he was done talking. Sometimes it felt that he would talk forever. Probably 3-4 min. at a time.
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    Default Re: April 2006 - Set of the Month - Stance Set 1

    Personally, I've never been in pain after this set. I usually don't take so much time standing in each stance either though. On the other hand, I wanted to die after a forward bow with a fractured ankle.

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    Default Re: April 2006 - Set of the Month - Stance Set 1

    Stance Set gives students an appreciation of how to flow with smooth transitions from one stance to the next without disrupting balance. In application, the Stance Set focuses on attacking your opponent’s legs.
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    Default Re: April 2006 - Set of the Month - Stance Set 1

    I heard Master Tatum once liken all the sets to the scales on a piano and their importance regarding practice.

    He asked a concert pianist if he practiced his scales daily and the reply was if I didn't I wouldnt' be a concert pianist for very long.

    Both stance sets are super important to me and I make sure to squeeze them in daily.
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    Default How Important are your stances?

    Here is a photo that was going to be in the journey but GM Pick had reached the limit.

    It is him training in a Neutral Bow while working as a blacksmith.

    Mr. Tom Bleecker shared this with me.

    Enjoy

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