Kicks and Martial Arts Stance Correlation and Skill Transfer
Martial Arts Kicks and Stance Training Have always had skills transfer and correlation.
Dear Fellow ElasticSteel, Martial Arts and Yoga practitioners. Over the last few years, I got repeated requests to do a DVD on how to master the stances. The requests came from various styles of martial arts, as well as from Yoga practitioners.
There are three components to stances, which most people lack. These are:
- Flexibility or Depth
- Strength and Endurance
- Balance and Stability
In addition common requests had to do with muscle and joint pain while performing the stances. If you are reading this, there must be a part of your stances that you want to improve. What you may not know, is that all the factors mentioned above are very interdependent. Take balance for instance. If you try to go deeper than you flexibility allows, you will fall off balance. If your joints begin to hurt, you will get out of stance or will find yourself off balance as well. The same would happen if you lack strength or endurance, you are bound to fall in one direction or another. Now that you know the above, you may be surprised to find that your strength maybe lacking due to your lack of flexibility. Your joints may hurt due to poor strength, balance or flexibility as well.
In many cases martial arts, yoga and dance practitioners, and even gymnasts or figure skaters, get stuck in a never ending cycle. In most cases, the above nightmare scenario happens, when the skill is drilled without any outside modalities. In other words, the stance keeps getting repeated, during each workout in hopes that somehow one day it will just get better.
For those who are not familiar with my method yet, let me tell you, it's very different. ElasticSteel works on each modality individually, but quickly capitalizes on each modality to pull the other along. To put it simply, special flexibility exercises will improve the flexibility for the stances, and right away the strength will be developed into these new ranges. So that now you have deeper stances, which are also very stable, super strong and ready get even deeper. Same applies to any other favorable factor.