From the application point of view, the back hand is too far away from the leading hand. It's difficult to apply the switching hands strategy. Also, the right side door is open for
- left hook punch,
- left high roundhouse kick,
- right high hook kick.
How about this stance?
- You are still in 30-70 weight distribution.
- Your back hand is next to your elbow joint.
You get the same benefit for health but with better application.
By moving your back hand closer to your leading hand.Then it is not Santi Shi. If you want to train that way, then go ahead, but still, it is not Santi and is training something different. Santi Shi is not the fighting stance, it is close, but not the stance, it is for training. And it can be found in the 5 elements and if you are taking application with movement, tthe way the stance it trained, also has its applications
By moving your back hand closer to your leading hand.
- You can apply switching hands principle.
- Your center line is more protected.
- You can protect your right side door with your right elbow.
CON: Your body is not fully stretched.
After those discussion, I have changed my opinion on this. The Santi Shi can be the releasing stage of the Pi. But it can also be the compressing of the Beng, The farther that you move your hand back, the longer striking path that you will have, the more power that you will be able to generate.Santi Shi is a training stance, not a fighting stance. Think of it as conditioning.
Not all stances are fighting stances.