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    Transitioning from TKD to MT Stance

    Got a very noobish question here....

    About 10 yrs ago I was a TKD practitioner, and got fairly good. One thing about TKD, at least the way that I was trained, is a fairly sideways stance. Smaller target profile, more room to swing the strong back leg for roundhouse kicks.

    I have started training Muay Thai and some of it feels really natural to me. However, I am having some difficulty transitioning to the more square thai boxing stance. It gets me tangled up sometimes, like if I throw two knees in a row and muscle memory/habit has me trying to twist back to a more sideways stance. Has anyone else had trouble with this transition? Are there thai boxers who work the sidways TKD stance, or do I just need to keep drilling until the more square stance feels natural?

    Thanks for the help.
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    It's already starting to feel more natural after two classes since the OP. In this evenings class we worked on leg kicks and leg kick defense for part of the class, which definitely helps motivate to keep the stance more square so you can check those things. I also had a great experience practicing interception incoming kicks using the jab, jab/cross, and push-kicks. It wasn't real sparring so much as drilling certain combos without a set order, but I had a good time shutting a guy down with the jab-cross, jab-cross and lateral movement.
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    I found that getting comfortable with the push kick was helpful to develop a more square stance, since my sideways stance already had me throwing side kicks that pushed people back so that strategy was already there, just with the hips swiveled at a different angle.

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