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Danidc17 06-09-2012 12:15 PM

Left handed or right handed??
 
Hi everyone!!
I have been doing MMA for a month and now that I am starting with Muay Thai I find I have a problem: I am left-handed, but right-footed and I'm not sure what stance to adopt. In orthodox I can kick properly, but I punch much better southpaw. What do you think I should do when fighting Muay Thai?? Thank you!!!

beardsleybob 06-09-2012 12:37 PM

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Originally Posted by Danidc17 (Post 1592324)
Hi everyone!!
I have been doing MMA for a month and now that I am starting with Muay Thai I find I have a problem: I am left-handed, but right-footed and I'm not sure what stance to adopt. In orthodox I can kick properly, but I punch much better southpaw. What do you think I should do when fighting Muay Thai?? Thank you!!!

I'm pretty much the same; right handed yet left legged. I just punch in the orthodox stance and strengthen my weaker foot. Handy to have a pretty solid switch kick ;)

rul3z 06-09-2012 01:58 PM

This is one of the weird situations but very very illusion to opponents.

You can strike from odd positions which makes predictions hard for the opponents.

Rusty 06-09-2012 04:36 PM

I think Semmy Schilt was the same way. He stood orthodox and had an improved jab because of it. Whatevers most comfortable is what I'd go with. Good luck:thumbsup:

Danidc17 06-10-2012 11:08 AM

From your recomendations and what I have tried I think I'll mainly use the southpaw stance and change quickly if I need to use my right leg. I'll update you in a bit and give you my own opinion in case anyone else is in the same situation.
Thank you!!

MMAStar96 06-11-2012 06:29 PM

Dude use both stances but develop them both in fights you might come across a really strong orthadox fighter but cant handle southpaws and you can pick him apart just use both stances to be honest i believe being strong in both stance is so helpful if you get your front leg hurt change stance and be just as deadly

WillMckasson 06-12-2012 02:59 AM

Whichever stance gives you better defense and movement since offensively your about even with one good arm/leg and one weaker arm/leg. I'd stand the way that was most comfortable for moving.


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