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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 04-21-2007, 05:05 PM Thread Starter
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Any tips for the short fighters?

This could go into pretty much any of the categories below this so I figured training would be the best place for it. Rather it's striking or the ground game the short guy is often at a disadvantage but there are some very unique and handy pros of being shorter than your opponent. I'm 5'6 so i'll pretty much always be the shorter man in any match up. So i'm just curious as to how all of the vertically challenged use height to their advantage.

I know for me it makes my shoots that much quicker and from having a short and stocky build I developed a natural sense of power pretty well so i've been able to lift guys well over my body weight without much effort. Leg kicks from a tall guy can ruin my game pretty quickly though. I'm working on that.

Tall guys feel free to discuss what you hate about us
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No input? Someone must have a quip or qualm about height.
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post #3 of 3 (permalink) Old 04-26-2007, 05:35 AM
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Taller guys usually have longer reach so most taller Boxers try to stand back and jab jab jab jab jab and then haver combo's but generally try to stay away from getting close because thats really the only chance shorter guys have.

So shorter guys have to get in close and its the same with MMA although if you stand back against a taller guy you might see head kicks but try to get in closer in all stand up if you have a reasonable size disadvantage.

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