Generally performed in groups of 50 - squat kicks condition the mind and the legs. If recovering from injury or inactivity, start slowly but exactly with groups of 10 (as this will also work the heart and lungs). The muscles (quadriceps) of the upper (front) leg will soon become fatigued, weakened and difficult to move. You must train through this experience with further movement, and use the other muscle sets of the legs to distribute the effort. As a conditoner for combat, squat kicks develop tremendous strength, power and endurance. A practitioner can hold a stance with strength, move with fluidity and kick with power. The bones, joints, tendons and muscle structures can absorb or deflect incoming blows with little or no damage. Squat kicks are an essential preparation for ruck sack running, and can be performed whilst holding dumb-bells, or with a free-weight bar held across the shoulders.
Shifu Adrian Chan-Wyles (b. 1967) - Lineage (Generational) Inheritor of the Ch'an Dao Hakka Gongfu System.