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I am 17 and I do Karate. My knee keeps buckling whenever I am in horse stance, or doing a front thrust kick. It is almost like it's going backwards. My instructors ask us to go as low and wide as we can in our stance. They want me to exaggerate distance. We do single, triple and punches in threes while in horse stance, and that is when it usually buckles. My feet are always pointed forward, I try not to lean. We do this for a good minute, maybe a little less. I am 90% sure that weight is distributed correctly. I started stretching every other day and running backwards as well doing wall squats, also just stretching more before practicing at the dojo.

Should I wrap my knee and wear a knee brace while I do karate?

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    Please see a medical professional about your knee problem - random internet people don't usually make the best doctors. – Collett89 Dec 4 '18 at 8:35
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    Welcome to the site. You could salvage the question by refocusing it on how to improve your horse stance. This should be on topic. However, medical advise is indeed off topic. – Sardathrion - against SE abuse Dec 4 '18 at 8:37
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    Hi Catherine - there can be many reasons why this is happening, can you explain further? How deep in horse stance are you? Feet straight or angled out? How long are you in position before your knee buckles? Are you large or small? When moving or standing in your stance is your weight correctly distributed? Have you done any strength work? – slugster Dec 4 '18 at 10:58
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    my instructors ask us to go as low and wide as we can in our stance they want me to exaggerate distance, we do single, triple and punches in three while in horse stance, that when it usual it buckles. My feet are always pointed forward, I try not lean, we do this for a good minute maybe a little less. I am 90% sure that weight is distributed correctly. I started stretching every other day and running backwards as well doing wall squats, also just stretching more before practicing at the dojo. – Catherine Snyder Dec 4 '18 at 20:51
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    That's great detail Catherine - can you edit that into your question (hit the edit link below the question), then we can get your question re-opened. – slugster Dec 5 '18 at 2:38

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