Xuan Ji Bu is rendered as the “false” or “tricky leg” stance, associated with kicking attacks. Popular alternative labels include the "empty stance" (Xu Bu) or "cat stance” (Mao Bu). Xuan Ji Bu is assumed by placing one’s entire body weight on a single leg and extending the other leg in front to lightly touch the ground. Since the frontal leg has no weight placed on it, it can be used to launch fast kicks. It is sometimes used in conjunction with other stances for evasive actions.