3. Stance Drills & Sets
The "Stance Drills" are the required form for the beginning level. Also includes all of the stationary hand striking, blocking, and kicking sets of the entire system. Video length: 55 minutes.
To order this video click here.
I. Rapid Review: A demonstration of all eighteen stationary sets and three stance drills that are explained in detail on the DVD. This is the portion we use for our sample clip.
II. Stance Drills.
1. Stance Drill A.
18 movements coordinating stances & footwork with blocks.
2. Stance Drill B.
18 movements coordinating stances & footwork with punches.
3. Stance Drill C.
18 movements coordinating stances and footwork with a combination of blocks, punches, and kicks.
III. Stationary Sets: Each technique sequence explained in step by step detail from multiple angles. Below summarizes the sets taught and additional concepts emphasized.
1. Box Block Set.
Four gates of defense (quadrant zones). Using fighting stance.
2. Punching Set.
Centerline. Thrust versus snap methods. Vertical and horizontal fist orientation. Be aware of chambers and stance.
3. Basic Kicking Set.
The most direct path to opponent.
4. High/Low Blocking Set.
Articulated and also blended by rounding the transitions.
5. Handsword Set.
Chambering options. Targets clarified.
6. Knee Set.
Reinforce sense of target with free hand.
7. 1-18 Blocking Set.
High and low cross-wedge block predates the power rangers.
8. Elbow Set.
Application of double upward elbow revealed. Double rear elbow application also discussed.
9. Low Line Kicking Set.
Attacking the lower zones (groin and knees).
10. Parry Set.
Redirection with smooth and fluid actions.
11. Hammerfist Set.
Defined hammerfist with close up. Three axis of engagement (wrist, elbow, shoulder).
12. Stomping Set.
Bracing benefit of ground when stomping. Emotional intention.
13. Universal Blocking Set.
Sweeping an entire zone.
14. Back Knuckle Set.
Targeting and application discussed.
15. High/Low Kicking Set.
Low relative to high. Flexibility of hips.
16. Leg Blocking Set.
Legs better positioned to defend low zone than hands.
17. Palm Heel Set.
Used also for internal training and shown with breath control.
18. Spinning Kicking Set.
Sighting your target on a spin kick. Mechanics of jump crescent kick.
IV. Using Training Equipment with Stance Drills/Sets.
All of the above stance drills and sets are revisited while showing how to make use a variety of training tools to enhance your practice. Foam blocker stick, twin kicking target, kicking shield are used.
Back to Top
Stance Drill A, Stance Drill B, and Stance Drill C Demonstrated.
Rapid Review Demonstration of the Eighteen Stationary Sets.