Does kicking from the CM structure get kind of telegraphic, as you will tend to straighten up before you throw your kick?
Originally Posted by raylawley
leg kicks as a punch counter can work from that stance.. but yes you will have to stand up to kick from that position
Oh yeah, for sure. But hey, the way I look at it is that it works really well but has weaknesses, like any guard. Of course, my level of striking is such that good guys would probably be able to punch the holy thunderfuck out of my body anyway, regardless of where my hands are :icon_thum
Originally Posted by KidSpatula
Well, I'm definitely no expert at this since my kicks absolutely suck, but my thoughts would be that if you set up your kicks with punches anyway it won't matter so much; but I'm not so sure you do need to stand up out of this guard that much anyway; at least, no more than you would with any guard with your chin tucked and your hands high.
Originally Posted by selfcritical
It's not like you're leaning right forward; you still maintain proper posture.
But again, my kicks are sucky. So you might be right.
In any case, if you watch Rodney King sparring with this system, he doesn't have his hands like that all the time; when he's in what he calls the "rimshot range" he adopts a more conventional stance.