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    KhorneliusPraxx
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    Instead of blaming the stance...work on defending the hook.

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    Quote Originally Posted by meng_mao
    what is the difference?
    Not much. We don't bash shin on shin though, as we feel we might as well be playing Russian Rulett. We aim to hit the foor with the knee (for a roundhouse), or the foot with the outer edge of the foor (front kick). If they're close enough for a shin kick, the knee is aimed at the thigh, just above the knee. That's about it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KhorneliusPraxx
    Instead of blaming the stance...work on defending the hook.
    If done correct... no can defend.
    You can't make people smarter. You can expose them to information, but your responsibility stops there.

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    Use a stance that keeps your best weapons in play, and one that allows you to use your most effective defense.

    My best weapons are jab, right cross, Thai round kick, and front push kick. What this translates to for me is a fairly standard boxing/Thai stance, facing forward, with a little less hunch than a real hook puncher. Both my hands remain in play, allowing for the jabs, crosses, and hooks if need be. I stay back a bit more rather than leaning forward too much in a hunch, to allow for good extension on the cross. The forward facing stance lets me throw front push and round kicks with either leg.

    Defensively, both hands can be used to catch and deflect punches. I can slip to either side, and check kicks with either leg.

    Now if I had been shorter, and more of a hook puncher, I'd probably hunch a bit more to help with bob and weave defense and attack with close range circular hooks and elbows. If I was a side kicker/lead blaster, I'd face a little more sideways, relying on quick footwork to control range for both offense and defense.

    Just do what works for you. Figure out your best offensive and defensive techniques, and pick a stance that is least likely to compromise those aspects of your game.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KhorneliusPraxx
    Instead of blaming the stance...work on defending the hook.
    I'm Not saying that the JF stance is useless. The times I've tried it, it works wonders, keeping my opponent constantly guessing whats next. That usually opens them up for a shot or two. I just haven't worked out what to do beyond that.

    Hooks are hell diffcult to block. I might consider slipping just out of range, but i'm not that good yet.

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    If you are using the JF / JKD stance you really need to have all the theory and techniques that go with it (the strikes that the stance facilitates, footwork, evasiveness, concepts of interception, stop hits etc). Do you have a teacher? Mark Stewart is in Singapore (ijkd.com)

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