Do you wish that your Karate stances were better? Sometimes the obvious things are the same things that we don’t see even when they are right in front of us. This is how I felt when I thought about static stance training to make my Karate stances better.
Set the timer, get in a stance and hold
The concept is simple, you get into a stance and hold it for a period of time. For example, get into the best horse stance that you can do and hold it for 30, 60 or as many seconds as you can. You can do multiple sets for time or just try to hold as long as possible before standing up but the key to the entire drill is to make sure that your stance is as good as it can be. Holding a bad stance will only make you better at having bad stances so be sure to hold a good stance even if only for a few seconds.
The current stance training that I did today was horse stance for 60 seconds and back stance for 30 seconds each leg. For the next workout, I will increase my time but at least one second or more if possible.
When holding each stance, you can do some upper body techniques too. For example, during the horse stance, you can do slow motion punches or rising blocks with as close to perfect form as possible. For back stances you can do slow motion knife hand blocks the same way.
You can also work all the other stances such as cat stance, cross leg stance and square stance.
Even if you can only spare a couple minutes a day, it will go a long way at helping you improve your stances. S0, get into a good stance, hold it and watch your Karate improve.
Leave a message below if you have done this type of training in the past or let me know if tried this and if you like it.