When he said wide, he's probably referring to the distance of the front foot from the back foot, not the distance between the left and right feet.Quote:
Originally Posted by WhenTKDStrikes!
If he says boxers are more forward facing than a kickboxer, it depends on what type of kickboxer he's referring to. Slappy foot american kickboxing, san shou or muay thai? I think you shouldn't listen too much to this friend, sounds like he's feeding you bollocks.
The proper boxing stance looks something like this:
- assuming you're right handed, your left foot is forward, and your toes point 45 degrees off to the right.
- draw a straight line down from the toe of your front left foot, your back right heel should be touching the line, your back toes should also be pointing 45 degrees or more to the right.
- your back leg should form an almost straight line with your torso when viewed from the side. Your hands are tight against your body covering your ribs and your fists held at cheek level.
Unfortunately, the only way to do this is to get proper instruction. Can't be done from watching videos or talking to people on the internet.Quote:
No I am not a begginer TKD belt. I just want to get my punches better and the correct form.
Well, at least I tried (to be an asshole).Quote:
Thanks for your help and explaining the stances better. It makes sense and I dont think you were too much of an asshole about it either.
When you say better, you have to be clear, better for what?Quote:
I was debating with someone about whether standing more completely sideways is better. but from what you say it seems standing sideways but not totally sideways is the better way.
For pure boxing, having an almost sideways stance is good as your torso targets are hidden or well covered.
If you fight sideways in kickboxing, your front leg will be fodder for leg kicks and it makes it hard for you to check kicks. It also takes a long time to throw rear leg roundhouse kicks. Your back is also open, and unlike in TKD where the back is not a valid target, in full contact kickboxing a shin kick to the lower back/kidneys will still take it's toll.
In muay thai, a compromise is reached, so you stand forward facing, but slant your torso 45 degrees so you present less of a target for straight line attacks.
If you fight sideways in MMA, you're very easy to take down. In MMA you stand in a sprinter's stance (both toes point forward) and your hips are square to your opponent so it's easy for you to sprawl.