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    Question about shoulders while kickboxing

    So, quick question. When in a fighting stance, is it better to have your shoulders shrugged up? I would think this would give you a little more head coverage.

    But at the same time, if your muscles are tense without any reason (as in not blocking, parrying etc.) you may move a little bit slower/waste energy needlessly.

    Any thoughts on this? I was taught in judo to always stay as relaxed as possible, and explode when going for a throw, same concept with stand up?

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    Stay relaxed.




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    It really depends on the fight range. As they close in, hands up, chin down, punch behind your shoulders (so the shoulder protects that side etc). But yeah, not just walking around with shoulders tacked to your ears.

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    Covering up while coming closer def. makes sense to me, as does staying relaxed. I'll try to think about that my next muay thai class, thanks.

    Btw annatrocity, I can't really see since your face is covered by a smiley face, but shouldn't your chin be slightly tucked downward? I haven't been hit by anything knockout worthy yet, but having my chin tucked def. helped with the harder shots.

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    What's up with the face blocker, Kat?
    When have you ever tried to maintain annonymity of any sort?

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    Quote Originally Posted by AnnaTrocity
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    Wow...that's the hottest smiley face I've ever seen... *runs and hides*
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    Anna - the smiley face is so early 70s. Can't some bring this into the 21st century?

    To the OP - above all, stay loose. You can't move fast if you're tense.

    Oh yeah - and keep your hands up.

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    Shoulders Down Hands Up- Keep Chin Tucked
    (Nice and relaxed)

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheMightyMcClaw
    What's up with the face blocker, Kat?
    When have you ever tried to maintain annonymity of any sort?
    I'm not trying to be anonymous. I just took that picture to answer a different thread like a month ago and was having aesthetic difficulties at the time.

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    Bad hair day?

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