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    been using them alot more in class.. cant hold either for to long.. any tips or exercises anyone can suggest? im a few months away from purple belt, but i believe a requirement is staying in wide and close kneels for like 5 min or something.. a friend of mine suggested holding them while watching commercials or something to get used to it..

    question.. one thing iv thought of is holding the stances.. but at the same time holding onto something, a chair/desk/bed/tree whatever to take some weight off initially, and as i get more familiar with holding the stance longer ween away from bracing off an object till my knees and calfs are used to the weight.

    iv tried anchoring my butt, iv tried staying as straight and erect as possible, iv tried altrenating weight slightly.. its just one of those things nomatter what you do its still difficult/painful to do.

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    Default Re: Wide/Close Kneel training

    Give it time, one thing that helped me was learning Stance set 2 and doing it slowly over and over again, I know that may be a down the road for you but my suggestion is keep practicing your basic stances.

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    Default Re: Wide/Close Kneel training

    Squats. You don't have to use weight, just lots of repetitions.

    Also, try assuming a sitting positing with your back braced against a wall and holding it. Time yourself. Remember to maintain proper breathing and try to increase the amount of time you can hold that position.
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    I would also say squats. But, I wonder what the logic of holding a wide or close kneel stance for 5 mins. is?

    Quote Originally Posted by madeku
    been using them alot more in class.. cant hold either for to long.. any tips or exercises anyone can suggest? im a few months away from purple belt, but i believe a requirement is staying in wide and close kneels for like 5 min or something.. a friend of mine suggested holding them while watching commercials or something to get used to it..

    question.. one thing iv thought of is holding the stances.. but at the same time holding onto something, a chair/desk/bed/tree whatever to take some weight off initially, and as i get more familiar with holding the stance longer ween away from bracing off an object till my knees and calfs are used to the weight.

    iv tried anchoring my butt, iv tried staying as straight and erect as possible, iv tried altrenating weight slightly.. its just one of those things nomatter what you do its still difficult/painful to do.

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    Default Re: Wide/Close Kneel training

    Quote Originally Posted by Roadrunner
    I would also say squats. But, I wonder what the logic of holding a wide or close kneel stance for 5 mins. is?
    Well, you never know when you're going to be in a situation where you havto drop into a wide kneel stance to keep a bomb from going off. By holding that wide kneel stance, you are saving the city until help can arrive. If you falter, only death and destruction will follow.

    Plus, it's just torture training. Some instructors find that amusing.

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    Default Re: Wide/Close Kneel training

    Quote Originally Posted by amylong
    Well, you never know when you're going to be in a situation where you havto drop into a wide kneel stance to keep a bomb from going off. By holding that wide kneel stance, you are saving the city until help can arrive. If you falter, only death and destruction will follow.

    Plus, it's just torture training. Some instructors find that amusing.

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    lol yeah.. it shows endurance, and willpower.. and whether you've been practicing or not..

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