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Dana Sheets wrote:Note: this is never how men stand when they're about to hit a woman, just another man.
Dana Sheets wrote: Note: this is never how men stand when they're about to hit a woman, just another man.
One important thing to factor in is that this stance is mainly used when outside of your opponent's range, or for moving in and out of range quickly. However, for a close-range exchange lasting more than couple of strikes each, watch a boxer's stance shallow and square to his opponent.
It's actually very dynamic and not really static at all. So you really don't defeat this stance but the other guy.
MikeK wrote:This may sound snarky but I believe the reason is that traditional Asian martial artists spend most if not all of their time training students to defeat their own art. And it's tougher to defeat what you don't know or respect. After all boxing is inferior to art X, so why bother learning how to counter it, eh?
FWIW, These days I use modified versions of the Western ready stance.
Has anyone taken this training as a student or received the trainer certification?
mhosea wrote:I guess that would be because it is a defensive stance.
This is what I'm getting at. The "natural fighting stance" is taken when you already know a fight is on. And I think we spend a fair bit of time on this situation.
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