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The question asks why horse stances exist in martial arts in general. The horse stance gets a lot of bad press. Lots of people just make fun of it, saying that it leaves people vulnerable to kicks to the groin as well as being pushed over. So why do a horse stance? Well, why do any stances? What is the purpose of stances in general? There are many stances ...


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If you are doing the horse stance, doesn't it just expose you to groin kicks? Yes. So why do people use the horse stance if it is just going to leave them exposed for groin shots? The purpose of the horse stance is not for fighting, but for training. You use the horse stance during training to develop leg strength, hip flexibility, and body structure. ...


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