kung fu moves · 05/28/2023

The Basic 9 Steps of Sanda

Sanda footwork is a specialized footwork method used to maintain a distance from the opponent, perform offensive and defensive actions, or disrupt the opponent’s offensive and defensive intentions. There are many footwork methods, such as progressive, backward sliding, stepping, and so on.

 

1. Squat start

Action description: Taking left potential as an example; Upper limb sanda posture, lower limbs quickly squat, after a slight pause, quickly stand up, forming a real combat posture. Practice repeatedly in this way (as shown in Figures 1-1 to 1-6).

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Left potential¬† Figure 1–2

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Right potential Figure 1–4

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Right potential Figure 1-5

 

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Right potential Figure 1-6

 

Action points: When squatting and standing, always maintain a practical state, with the movements and eyes in place.

 

2. Progress

 

Action instructions: The front foot (left foot) should first move forward half a step, and the back foot should follow up half a step (as shown in Figures 2-1 to 2-4).

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Figure 2–3

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Action points: The stride for progress should not be too large, and the posture of the body after the heel enters remains unchanged. The faster the progress and the following step, the better.

 

3. Step back

 

Action instructions: Take a half step back with the back foot (right foot), and then take another half step back with the front foot (as shown in Figures 3-1 to 3-5).

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Figure 3–1

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Figure 3–4

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Figure 3–5

Action points: Refer to “Progress”.

 

4. Flash step

Action description: Move the left (right) foot to the left (right) side for half a step, and then slide the right (left) foot to the left (right); At the same time, rotate the body to the right (left) by about 90 degrees (as shown in Figures 4-1 to 4-7).

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Figure 4–1

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Figure 4–6

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Action points: When moving left and right, the amplitude should not be too large, and the amplitude should be slightly smaller.

 

5. Jumping steps

 

Action description: Adjusting the distance between the enemy and ourselves makes it easy to grasp the center of gravity during movement, which is beneficial for attack and defense (as shown in Figures 5-1 to 5-8).

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Figure 5–1

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Action points: Flexible movement, able to advance or retreat, able to dodge or yield, difficult to enemy advance, and self serving attack.