Cat stance training

A place to share ideas, concerns, questions, and thoughts about women and the martial arts.

Moderator: Megan Lieff

Cat stance training

Postby Dana Sheets » Wed Apr 25, 2007 11:15 am

Stand in cat stance. Pick your favorite hand weight. Place it just above your knee and hold with the fingertips. Now raise the leg as many times as you can without busting your posture to do it.

Now take two weights and put them on your shoulders and do squats.

Then get back up and start again.
Did you show compassion today?
User avatar
Dana Sheets
 
Posts: 2714
Joined: Mon Feb 25, 2002 6:01 am

Postby MikeK » Wed Apr 25, 2007 11:27 am

For us the cat stance is only transitional, is it different in Uechi?
I was dreaming of the past...
MikeK
 
Posts: 3672
Joined: Wed Oct 27, 2004 9:40 pm

Postby Dana Sheets » Wed Apr 25, 2007 3:56 pm

Nope - not that I know of - but the goal is to have stability and strength throughout transitions, yes?

So for level 2 do the same thing with your eyes shut.
Did you show compassion today?
User avatar
Dana Sheets
 
Posts: 2714
Joined: Mon Feb 25, 2002 6:01 am

Postby MikeK » Fri Apr 27, 2007 4:52 pm

What level is it when you do it on a shaky log with your eyes closed? :lol:
I was dreaming of the past...
MikeK
 
Posts: 3672
Joined: Wed Oct 27, 2004 9:40 pm

Postby Dana Sheets » Sat Apr 28, 2007 2:10 pm

1 stand there
2 stand there with eyes shut
3 stand on wobble board, bosu ball, or shaking log
4 stand on shaky log or bosu ball with your eyes shut
5 stand on slack rope strung between two trees
6 - now juggle

like this:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Wrq40YNiCA

8O :lol:
Did you show compassion today?
User avatar
Dana Sheets
 
Posts: 2714
Joined: Mon Feb 25, 2002 6:01 am

Postby Dana Sheets » Thu May 03, 2007 12:59 am

Of late I've also taken to standing in a cat stance when I ride up and down on the elevator. My goal in that is to not visibly alter my stance in reaction to the ups and downs of the elevator - rather to keep my stance in the same place but absorb the forces using my structure.
Did you show compassion today?
User avatar
Dana Sheets
 
Posts: 2714
Joined: Mon Feb 25, 2002 6:01 am


Return to Women and the Martial Arts

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 3 guests