Lian Bu, or Continuous Steps, Form is an excellent form that is easy to learn, practical for self defense, and very useful for developing good posture and mechanics. Every single move in this form has a powerful, practical, self defense technique.
The Lian Bu, or Continuous Steps, Form teaches how to withdraw from a Bow Stance into a Crane Stance or Empty Stance and then step out again into a deep Bow Stance. This type of movement was not present in the Tan Teui, or Steel Legs, Form.
The Lian Bu, or Continuous Steps, Form also teaches how to advance from one deep Bow Stance forward with a single step into another deep Bow Stance on the other side. These patterns expand the mechanics taught in Steel Legs.