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    Quote Originally Posted by KidSpatula View Post
    I really don't see the need for specifically training for stance switching. If you have a natural, balanced posture, you should be able to proficiently strike for any position.
    One of my coaches is an ex-kyokushin (www.dragonmma.ca). Told me when he competed Kyokushin guys seem to use it when one side is injured to protect it. Atleast thats his experience.

    Of course, the rebuttal is that you will just get the other side hurt if you are not as good leading the other stance, as you got your ass kicked with your prefered side forward, you probably wont do any better with your bad side leading.

    Im sure we can make this as long as the other threads though argueing. Meh.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by AAAhmed46 View Post
    One of my coaches is an ex-kyokushin (www.dragonmma.ca). Told me when he competed Kyokushin guys seem to use it when one side is injured to protect it. Atleast thats his experience.

    Of course, the rebuttal is that you will just get the other side hurt if you are not as good leading the other stance, as you got your ass kicked with your prefered side forward, you probably wont do any better with your bad side leading.

    Im sure we can make this as long as the other threads though argueing. Meh.....
    I'm not saying switching stances is bad, but I don't really get the need for training in the opposite stance. There will be circumstances where I will strike with my lead foot back, and it's good to be able to do this since your feet will not always be where you intend, but I've never bothered with this way. Drills, like doing combinations where your rear foot lands forward after a kick are great, but that's not really the same as training in the opposite stance.

    I have my students do a lot of these types of drills to promote good balance and flow.
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    Switch stance and see if you get your ass kicked. If you do you weren't ready yet. Switch back.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WhiteShark View Post
    Switch stance and see if you get your ass kicked. If you do you weren't ready yet. Switch back.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KidSpatula View Post
    I'm not saying switching stances is bad, but I don't really get the need for training in the opposite stance. There will be circumstances where I will strike with my lead foot back, and it's good to be able to do this since your feet will not always be where you intend, but I've never bothered with this way. Drills, like doing combinations where your rear foot lands forward after a kick are great, but that's not really the same as training in the opposite stance.

    I have my students do a lot of these types of drills to promote good balance and flow.
    Ah i hear ya. Point well taken.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WhiteShark View Post
    Switch stance and see if you get your ass kicked. If you do you weren't ready yet. Switch back.
    Thread won....

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    Quote Originally Posted by KidSpatula View Post
    I really don't see the need for specifically training for stance switching. If you have a natural, balanced posture, you should be able to proficiently strike for any position.
    This.

    I occasionally switch stances so I can take a bigger step forward or if I'm moving forward while employing head movement, and although never traininf southpaw I've never found myself incapable of throwing strikes from those positions.
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    If something feels awkward you should train it. and then try it out in sparring with a partner who will work with you. Kid Spatula taught me that there are times to spar just to develop techniques and times to spar where you just wanna have a fun fight

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    Quote Originally Posted by MMAMickey View Post
    This.

    I occasionally switch stances so I can take a bigger step forward or if I'm moving forward while employing head movement, and although never traininf southpaw I've never found myself incapable of throwing strikes from those positions.
    Either im over thinking it or I should just TRAIN THE **** MORE!!!! BLAH!!!!!

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    It always comes down to that doesn't it....

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