- Sep 19, 2020
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Proper stance means proper alignment of the skeleton in order to increase biomechanical efficiency of the body. " Proper stance" can be achieved in more than one way. Some styles and practitioners insist in only one way of achieving proper body alignment or "structure" but that definitely not the case. For your problem in particular I would recommend Snake Crane Wing Chun because the basic stance in that style is probably the friendliest to body, especially to legs and knees of all Wing Chun styles. There is one other thing I would like to share. According to my teacher's research , originally Wing Chun stance was not referred as "Ma" ( horse), that change came later when style left the red boats and stance significantly changed.I can't do it.
After discussions with the person I will be training with (and I will be asking him this too), ad repeated looks in the mirror, I realized there is absolutely no way I will ever be able to get into anything close to a proper Gee Kim Yeung Ma
Really, I cannot physically get into this stance. Arthritis in the hips, knees, and prior knee surgeries make is physically impossible for me to get into this stance. It was hard years ago, due to my hips being angled further back than they should be. But now, it is impossible.
How much of an obstacle is this, if you want to pursue Wing Chun