Stance training as the foundation
Regardless of whether you practice kung fu, taichi, karate, taekwondo or another traditional martial art, the beginning looks very similar in all systems. Usually you learn the most common stands from the respective system at the start. And for good reason, because stance training not only improves strength and endurance, but also ensures the right strength development and body mechanics when combined.
But there are also very basic, simple goals of stance exercises. For example, one should first train to coordinate the feet, or build a better awareness and feeling for one's own body by holding the stances steadily.
Stance training forms our foundation as a martial artist. Without a stable position, we cannot develop strength, cannot perform punches correctly and block our own freedom of movement and responsiveness.