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Right Frog kick
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Right Frog Kick 01
With the connecting line of the right hip and heel as axis, keep the spine upright and withdraw the left hip back
steadily along a curving path. Turn the torso from facing east to facing northeast. Following the momentum of
rotating the right hip and with grounding of the heel, stretch out the insubstantially bended left leg toward the
northeast and point the toes upward as much as possible.
In order to facilitate the opening of the hip stably, the connecting line between the left and right heels has to
point northwest. With the left elbow as center, rotate the forearm forward toward the left side. With the right
elbow as center, rotate the forearm down toward the left side making the both arms meet in front of the chest.
The slanting side of the left palm is facing in while the right palm is slightly touching on top of the right waist.
During this whole process, keep both elbows in the same position and must avoid raise up both elbows.
Right Frog Kick 02
With the power generated through stretching the bended
right leg, land the outer side of the right foot completely.
(This time when stretching out the right leg, the toes are
not turning at the end and therefore the whole foot can
land completely.) Correspondingly bend the left leg and
shift the weight center forward and place it on top of the
connecting line of the left hip and heel. Turn the upper
body from upright to slanting. The position of both hands
in front of the chest is essentially unchanged. The upper
encircle has the sense of expanding outward and pushing
Right Frog Kick 03
Place both hips at the original position. The left hip and knee carry the sense of rotating outward. Keep the right
hip and right leg at the same position. Rotate the right hip and contain the power from twisting the right leg. With
the power from expanding both hips, round the lower back and open the hips. Turn the torso from northwest to
Keep the original state of the left arm. Hold the right forearm initially at its original position. With the right elbow as
center, rotate the right forearm along the direction of the left palm until the right arm is basically straightened. Then
with the shoulder joint as center, continue to rotate the full arm downward along the same direction; leading the
right figures to move according the path as shown in yellow dots of the above picture till they reach the front side
of the right hip. Pay attention not to rotate the forearm backward making the arm move toward the back of the
Keep the eyesight in the same direction as the movement of the arm. Too be more precise, the thought is made
earlier than the motion. Therefore, the movement of the eyesight in fact is leading the body exercise. The whole
routine should follow this principal.
Beginners should avoid the common error of rotating the right forearm backward.
Right Frog Kick 04
The whole body follows the above-mentioned procedures but makes moves on the opposite side. Return to the
basic state of 02.
Keep the left forearm in the same state. With the forearm as axis, turn the palm from facing inward to facing
outward. At the same time with the shoulder as center, rotate the forearm leading the right elbow to 02 position as
mentioned above. And then with the elbow as center, rotate the forearm and with the forearm as axis turn the palm
from facing downward to facing inward.
The movements of the right arm and forearm lead the right hand to move along the yellow dots and to meet the
left hand in front of the chest. The two waists cross each other with the right hand on outside and the left hand on
inside. Grasp the hands against each other into fists.
During the process of 03 and 04, the hips should have clear opening and closing movements. The rotation of the
body should not affect the stability of both hips and knees.
Right Frog Kick 05
Act according to all the essentially requirements when shift
the slanting body from forward bow step to the upright sitting
position. When turning the torso into upright position,
respectively with the left and right forearm as axis, rotate both
fists making the top part of the fists facing inward.
During the rotation of the forearms, make use of the power
from the hips and wrist to increase the sense of rotating the
whole body upward. Clearly keep the head suspended, body
upright, hips opened and lower back rounded leading the
internal sense and energy to sink down and ready for the
stable kicking movement that follows.
Right Frog Kick 06
With the left hip as center, keep both hips at the same height. Withdraw the right hip leading the upper body
from northeast to east. Raise the right thigh first and then stretch the upper part of the right foot to kick out
the lower leg. The movement should be slow and steady. It is not necessary to demand for a high kick. The
crucial part is to keep the joints of the hips and knees relax and agile.
The priority is to keep the body upright. The kicking direction is first to the front and then gradually and evenly
turning to the right. Rotate the thigh outward as much as possible till the toes, knee and hip are in a same line
pointing to the southeast corner. Keep the eyesight in the same direction as the movement of the leg.
With both shoulder joints as center, expand both arm leading both hands essentially to the same height as the
shoulders in the horizontal level. Move the hands in an arch path with both elbows sinking down, palms facing
down and left figures pointing the north. The right arm is still in the same direction as the right leg with fingers
pointing to the southeast. When kicking, the movement of the right leg should coordinate with the opening of
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