There are 5 Kung Fu poses at the intermediate level. The first tier, beginner, kung fu poses should be brought to a structurally sound and easy hold at 10 minutes before shifting to these tier two poses. Included in this pose set:
- Rising Spear Pose, With a Spear.
- Rising Spear Pose, Without a Spear.
- Eagle Rising Pose.
- Deep Back Stance Pose.
- Serving Dumplings to the Dragon Pose.
A heroic look is characteristic of this kung fu pose. With a Spear the balance is slightly toward the risen leg.
Without the Spear Weight is shifted to the base leg.
Feet should be flat on the surface. Ideally knees are bent at least at 90 degrees.
This is a twisty legs stance. The rear foot rest on the ball of the foot to compensate for different surfaces. The front foot is flat.
The key for this is that the feet are flat on the ground. If you have difficulty doing so, decrease the depth of the crouch. In contrast to the pose known as the chair, the hips are at an acute angle, usually around 60 degrees.