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Footwork

After we have studied the various techniques and circles in a Fixed Step situation, we can then move onto studying the same ideas in Moving Step situations.

Preparation 

1. Stance is parallel and shoulder width. Partners touch right back palm to right back palm (Single Arm). The left arm remains free towards the side or positioned behind the back slightly. Connect both palms for Double Arm.

Single Step (Single Step)


Moving Step - Open Circles - Push
2. Stance is parallel and shoulder width. Partners touch right back palm to right back palm and each others elbows with the palm.


Straight Step (Single step)

Partner A leads with right foot forwards. Partner B steps back with left foot. Partner B steps forwards with left foot, Partner A steps back with right foot.

Single Step - Figure 8


Single Step - 4 Square Push


Single Step - Roll Back


Single & Double Step - Open Circles - Push


Moving Straight Step (Three steps)


Partner A leads with right foot forwards. Partner B steps back with left foot. Partner A steps forwards with left foot, Partner B steps back with right foot. Partner A steps forwards with right foot forwards. Partner B steps back with left foot. Partner A picks up left leg lifting back the foot and keeping the knee down. Partner B lifts up the knee of their right leg, keeping the weight on the left. Partner B leads with right foot forwards. Partner B steps back with left foot. Partner A steps forwards with left foot, Partner B steps back with right foot. Partner A steps forwards with right foot forwards. Partner B steps back with left foot. Partner A lifts up the knee of their right leg, keeping the weight on the left  Partner B picks up left leg lifting back the foot and keeping the knee down. Repeat. At slow speed you may have time to turn in the front foot after stepping back using the heel as with Repulse Monkey footwork. At speed, you will not have time and may keep the footwork natural.



Moving Cross Step (Three steps)


Partner A leads with right foot forwards. Partner B steps back with right foot. Partner A steps forwards with left foot, Partner B steps back with left foot. Partner A steps forwards with right foot forwards. Partner B steps back with right foot. Partner A picks up right leg lifting back the foot and keeping the knee down. Partner B lifts up the knee of their left leg, keeping the weight on the right. Partner B leads with right foot forwards. Partner A steps back with right foot. Partner B steps forwards with left foot, Partner A steps back with left foot. Partner B steps forwards with right foot forwards. Partner B steps back with right foot. Partner A picks up right leg lifting back the foot and keeping the knee down. Partner B lifts up the knee of their leftt leg, keeping the weight on the right. Repeat. At slow speed you may have time to turn in the front foot after stepping back using the heel as with Repulse Monkey footwork. At speed, you will not have time and may keep the footwork natural.