Jun 10, 2011

The Southern Dragon's Zig Zag Footwork

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In the previous post, we saw how a Southern Dragon Kung Fu (Cantonese: Lung Ying) practitioner compress and decompress his body to generate power analogous to the imagined coiling of a dragon's body. According to legend, the (Chinese) dragon also moves in curves like a how a snake would propel itself forward. This sinuous movement is translated into zig zag stepping in Dragon Kung Fu. Demonstrated here by Master Lam Yau Sing from Hong Kong.  In the next post, we will show how this zig zag footwork is used in combat.

Related Post: Dragon Kung Fu's Coiling Body

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