As you run forward, execute a counter-clockwise body turn and quick hop backwards on your right leg.
Begin to swing your arms in front of your body. Assume a right bow stance and swing both arms and your upper body downward, to the left and forward while switching your right bow stance into a horse stance first and later into a left bow stance right before takeoff.
As your head comes up again and all your weight goes to your left leg, swing the right leg upward forcefully while the left leg straightens and pushes off from the ground.
Swing up your right straightened leg over horizontal level, toes pointed back, and immediately follow with your left leg, assuming a straight body position in midair.
Bring your arms to the chest and begin a counter-clockwise twisting motion with the upper body. The twisting action must be quick with the body aligned horizontally, the legs straight and toes always pointed.
Watch U.S. Wushu Team Member Brenda Hatley as she goes through the motions:
Special Tips: Keep the chest out and the head up. Make use of the inertia of the initial body turn and hopping step to increase the height of your jump. The landing can be done on the left foot, the right foot or both feet depending on the rotation desired and the technique that follows the jump.
And last but not least, let’s enjoy a video of Beijing Wushu team athlete Wang Xi demonstrating all the steps explained before. (Video courtesy of www.wushuzilla.com)