Xie Bu stance purpose

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  1. Midnight-shadow

    Midnight-shadow 3rd Black Belt

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    The Resting Stance or "Xie Bu" features occasionally in traditional Chinese Arts (most notably in the Shaolin 5 stance form - "Wu Bu Quan") and I'm struggling to find either an application for it, or a situation where it is better for training/conditioning than the other stances like horse stance (Ma Bu) or upper crane stance (Du li Bu).

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    I'm putting this in the general forum in case there are other non-chinese arts that use the stance. If anyone has any ideas I would be very interested to hear them. Why does this stance exist?
     
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    capoeira has a similar stance. you pump out a round kick from it.
     
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    Put an arm in there and you got a joint lock.
     
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    I would very much like to see that. Does Capoeira have a particular name for the stance?
     
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    That is not capoeira.
     
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    If it's the stance I think it is (based on pictures from Google images), I was taught that it is meant as a transition stance; you wouldn't throw anything from it, but use it to switch between stance, or switch targets.
     
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    Probably. Stuffed if I know what it is called though.

    Sort of this concept. But a bit simpler.

     
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    I see, although the stance is quite a bit different.
     
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    That would make more sense, thanks.
     
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    Yeah. The version we did was much more crossed leg. I just couldn't find it.123
     

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