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cs313 asked in SportsMartial Arts · 1 decade ago

sore knees from horse stance training?

ive been practicing my low horse stance so i can get used to it when fighting choy li fut. ive been in clf for 3 months and i can go to lower stance now. whenever i get up to walk, my knees get soar. is this normal? how can i treat it?


plz only answer this question if u understand clf because like saint G, he doesnt have an idea about the horse stance, or if any1 uses the horse stance in any other martial art

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  • 1 decade ago
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    In the Horse stance , what happens is that the knees and the lower part of the leg get the total pressure. It is a natural thing that your knees are getting soar. It happened to me also while I started mine . Now it is ok . Give them some rest and it will be ok . Dont take too much of medicine for that

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  • 1 decade ago

    The horse stand emphasizes rooting your feet in battle. It also builds leg muslce for superior kicking ability. I don't know a single person who would drop into a low horse stance and be like, "bring it on, I'm d34dly." It's impractical. Just, a head's up. In a fight, I would seriously advise against fighting from that stance. It's good practice for your legs, but it's hard to kick from, and it takes time and momentum to get out of.

    But, take come calcium, ibuprofin, and you need a better stance. Your knees should barely go past your toes when beginning. It's a low squat, with near right angles. There should be a perfect right angle between your quads and your stomach/abdomen.

    Source(s): Kevin Jarvis.
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  • 1 decade ago

    As a response to the prevous post, training in a horse stance strengthens your thigh and gets you to kick a lot harder. Anway, when you say your knees are sore, do you get a sharp burning feeling in your knees the moment you go past a certain angle, or is it a long continues strain? Either one probably isnt that good, but I know for certain that the sharp burning pain is bad, and you might want to have a doctor look at it.

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  • 1 decade ago

    It is important to remember that when in any stance, including the horse stance, that you should go as deep as possible while still able to comfortably come out of it, or change stance. If you are so deep that you are developing knee problems, it could be caused by the extra exertion applied to your knees, which are not used to coming out of so deep a position. Also, as we get older, our knees are not as able to withstand much pressure, so it could be just caused by age.

    In terms of the practicality of the stance, in addition to the additional leg strength, I must remind everyone that it is also extremely useful in a grappling situation, since you can easily lower your center into a very balanced position.

    To treat this dilemna, I would recommend trying to ask someone of a higher level to critique your position. It could be caused by improper positioning. Without being able to view your stance, it is hard to tell.

    Especially important to remember in any stance, with the horse stance being no exception, is the foot position. Make sure both feet are directly forward. If they are even slightly turned outward or inward, the pressure to your knees will increase. Like I said though, it is most likely that your stance is actually too deep. This is possible, since as I said, you want to get as deep as possible, while still being able to easily change stance, or leave the stance.

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  • Ray H
    Lv 7
    1 decade ago

    That happens to me as well . For me its more from my age then anything . I used to be able to hold myself in a horsestance for an hour while practicing punches and blocks . Now I'm tired and sore after 15 minutes . My pain is due to age though . Holding a horsestance does put a lot of pressure on your knees however and this could be the cause of your pain . It takes time to get used to it .

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  • sapboi
    Lv 4
    1 decade ago

    Are you old? I am and I've been using Glucostamine, and calcium supplements. The pain you have been feeling is your ligiments stretching and rebiulding from your training, as we all know muscle tissue breaks down so that it may rebiuld. The same is true for ligiment tissue. Your training is getting your legs ready for rigourous action. Kicking moving fast and forcfully, etc. If you are in serious pain take it a little easier, and get those supplements going through your system. Also use Dit Da Jow for the soreness.

    "Knowledge is not enough, we must apply, Willing is not enough we must do" B.L.



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  • 1 decade ago

    how is fighting in the horse stance superior to standing up? if it isnt, dont do it.

    the only reason you should practice horse stance is if you intend to fight in caves, where the roof makes you squat.

    if your knees are hurting it is probably due to going past the safe angle where they can handle the load. going too low can mean you exert too much pressure on them. if you drop your backside below horizontal (thigh bone horizontal) you will always get that pain.

    EDIT: to the post below, makes kicking stronger? dont be silly. it only makes you sustain low stances for longer. pointless. hill sprints will get more power and strength, and recovery increases. you need to put your muscles through the movement under stress to increase the power in that movement. static contraction is great, but not for increasing kicking power.

    its a silly way of controlling the students.

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  • Anonymous
    4 years ago

    If you can not do horsey,dont do horesy ,you have only one chance with these joints ,the only conditioning is swimming or pushbike,you need to get muscle support strong to get the load bearing weight of the cartlige ,otherwise you will have to find another hobbie...

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