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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 08-04-2008, 11:57 AM Thread Starter
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In another thread when i replied to somebody i put my stance in there. I was big into boxing before i went into mma so i just kept my same stance. Left foot forward right foot back. My right heel is off the ground but obviously not too far. i used to bounce but not any more because right when i boucned somebody would attack and i would be caught in trying to gain my feet rather then work a counter. But when i step, if i step forward i step with my left and slide my right. Step backward i step with my right and slide my left. if i step to the right i step right and slide left. and if i step left i step left slide right. i just want to know what you guys think and some other stances to try, this has worked the best for me in my mma fights, i've got between a few different ones but this one is the most comfortable for me just because a have been doing it for so long. just let me know what your stance is and what not.
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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 08-04-2008, 02:29 PM
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What's your weight distribution like? Since you used to box it's probably something like 60-70% on the lead foot and 40-30% on the rear, right? Try sitting a little more on your rear leg - something like 50/50 or 60/40. You won't be able to react to punches quite as quickly, but if you're doing MMA you shouldn't be staying in the pocket all the time like you would in boxing anyways. Having your weight on your rear leg (bouncing helps too, provided you're not in the pocket) will allow you to throw kicks more easily and smoothly. You could also try a wide stance for ease of sprawling, especially if you're fighting a guy with good transitional skills.

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post #3 of 3 (permalink) Old 08-04-2008, 11:21 PM Thread Starter
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I have actually changed it up. it used to be 70/30 but i have made it about 50/50... it's a lot easier to throw a knee off of my back foot like that. I have been working on getting my mind trained to not stay in the pocket and i am progressing towards that but it's comfortable for me in there so it's not a second nature yet to move out of it a whole lot which yes is a bad thing, but i have not gone against an opponent who has really had much training yet and it's easy to pick them apart up top. They have both been really new to the training aspect and learned a few moves and thought they were the toughest guy in the world. you know those guys. my stance is very wide though. however, i am faced sideways almost and they like to shoot for that single a lot. that is where my knee comes in my favorite thing It's just that when i come out of that sideways stance i feel very vaulnerable to punches... i'm just not used to the defense with that yet i guess..
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