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Mike. - those pics look neat, the darkness kinda helps add to a realistic looking night shot IMO.


Okay, here's what I hope will be the first of many -- Transformers Martial Arts poses! :)


Here is a pic of Masterpiece Convoy demonstrating the eight basic stances used in Seven Star Praying Mantis Kung Fu. Note the following:

* Please don't badger me about other Mantis stances that aren't pictured here. These are the stances from the Dabamabu ("Eight Great Horse Stances") form. I'm well aware that Praying Mantis has other stances outside of these core 8 (although those stances are all derived from these essential 8 stances anyway).

* Yes, I'm aware that the stances are not exact. It's being demonstrated by a toy - and despite Masterpiece Convoy's articulation, he's no where near as well articulated as a human. These are as accurate as I could get the stances to look given the relatively limited articulation on the toy. I broke this toy in several bits just trying to get it into a proper riding horse stance... in the end I got sick of picking the bits up and fixing the toy, so I just went with an approximation. All of these stances are just approximations. (-_-)

* Note that most stances have multiple various names, for example the horse stance is also known as the riding horse stance, the bow and arrow stance is also known as the climbing the mountain stance and the circle entering step is also known as the Jade Ring stance. I'm just using the stance names that I was taught and tend to generally use myself. I'm well aware that variant names exist for all these stances, thank you. A stance by any other name would still kick some ass. ;)


Stance names are listed below...




The stances are (left to right, top to bottom):

1. Horse stance.

2. Bow and arrow stance.

3. Empty step.

4. Single leg stance.

5. Side stance.

6. Jade ring stance.

7. Sitting twisted stance.

8. Seven star stance.


I encourage other martial artists on this board to also add shots of their Transformers doing some Kung Fu Fighting! (^_^)


Absolutely Powerglideing ROFFLE house! Nice one man!

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beefkr10z: you have some nice photography skills which I am highly envious of. :) I have trouble keeping Blot in focus. d:


As you will see here!


More Transformers toys doing martial arts! Okay, they're Microman toys, but they're Transformers Microman toys. I display them with my Transformers, not with my other Microman toys. But I digress...


Muay Thai



Muay Thai Vs Muay Thai



Muay Thai Vs Northern Kung Fu



Why I personally don't like the Japanese Ukemi breakfall...



...and why I personally prefer the Chinese Kung Fu breakfall instead...



For a more detailed analysis of these techniques, please see the Hop Saki thread in General Discussion. :)

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