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    Your fighting stance?

    What stance or posture do you take to be ready for a fight. I've noticed that some kickboxers take the classic Thai stance with both hands away from the body and palms out. A lot of wrestlers/grapplers take a much lower stance with both their hips and their hands.

    I stopped using the traditional MT hand psoition after I broke my arm by blocking incorrectly in a fight. I now keep my arms closer to my body with my palms facing in and my hands at nose level.

    I realize that the rules of the particular fight you are in would greatly affect your hand position but do you guys have any favorites? In MMA for example I still keep my hands high but tend to sink my weight more and not bounce my front leg like I do when I kickbox.

    #2
    no stance.

    wuchi.

    posture requires balance breaking, and a reset. this takes time.

    void position is 'neutral'.

    much more advantageous.

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      #3
      http://www.tekken-official.jp/tekken.../0823_06_b.jpg

      I stand pretty close to how Jin (left) is standing in that screenshot. Proably a little more on my toes. Yes, I am aware that I have described a part of my training via a videogame.

      Of course, this is meaningless once I actually do something besides stand still.
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        #4
        Interesting...to find anything even close to what I do I had to go to an Yi Quan site.



        Like that but with the wrists pulled back and the lead hand near the front elbow.

        Edit: the guy on the right. The one on the left doesn't look good to me.
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          #5
          I do gorilla fighting stance.

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            #6
            Surely better Tai Gong than the guy on the right?

            We use the Yiquan guard in the version of Xingyi I learned...it looks like the guy on the right except better tai gong (that is to say, hips more forward and legs not locked).
            I would liken it to the boxing or the muay thai of internal kung fu, even though that's like calling apples the oranges of the apple world. --WalkOn

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              #7
              Yeah, I always wonder about that when I see the legs locked like that. I tend to keep my lead foot turned in a bit more too. . . lol I keep wanting to review my description but then I realize that it really does kind of depend. What I'm really describing is not my actual fightin stance but my pose in front of the mirror fighting stance. In front of an opponent I'm sure I do all kinds of things different.

              I deleted my first post because it was mostly just too many damn words trying to describe what I couldn't find a decent picture of. I kind of like the Yi Quan one. It's at least close enough that I can describe how it's different and give you a fairly decent approximation.
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                #8
                of what use is a guard?

                all it does it limit options, and reveal basic intentions.

                there is no need to take posture until the opponent is in range. and then you are making connection.

                sure, guard can make centerline obstruction, and channelize to some extent, and can be used a draw. but the inherent flaw is the lack of full movement potential.

                posture can be broken by repositioning, quite easily in fact. this tends to have several detrimental effects.

                Peace.

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                  #9
                  So, while sparring someone last week most of my punches were going straight into his face, because his guard position had a big gap in the middle. I was using the ving tsun chain punch and attacking up the centerline. I've been told that some styles like to keep their hands away from the center of their bodies. Anyone know if theres a reason for this?
                  "It does not matter who the master is. It does not matter what the face looks like. The masters are of the Qimen school of qigong/meditation which is related to Zen. The master wears white robes, and the predecessor master wears bright gold robes. The qimen school travels the univers and is not restricted to what paradise they live in. It has many masters" -Serious Harm

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                    #10
                    Here is a crappy still image of my fighting stance, taken from about two seconds in to sparring w/ OneWingedAngel:



                    The resemblance to the Yiquan should be clear, as well as the different use of hips and legs...
                    I would liken it to the boxing or the muay thai of internal kung fu, even though that's like calling apples the oranges of the apple world. --WalkOn

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                      #11
                      Originally posted by grond
                      So, while sparring someone last week most of my punches were going straight into his face, because his guard position had a big gap in the middle. I was using the ving tsun chain punch and attacking up the centerline. I've been told that some styles like to keep their hands away from the center of their bodies. Anyone know if theres a reason for this?
                      Hooks and elbows.
                      I would liken it to the boxing or the muay thai of internal kung fu, even though that's like calling apples the oranges of the apple world. --WalkOn

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                        #12
                        http://www.bullshido.net/forums/show...style+standing


                        Slightly different but similar. :)
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                          #13
                          Originally posted by IndoChinese
                          [B]of what use is a guard?

                          all it does it limit options, and reveal basic intentions.

                          there is no need to take posture until the opponent is in range. and then you are making connection.
                          KTK?

                          Anyways...that's sort of why I commented that what I'm describing is really not so much my actual while fighting fighting stance as it is my posing in front of a mirror fighting stance.
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                            #14
                            Originally posted by IndoChinese

                            sure, guard can make centerline obstruction, and channelize to some extent, and can be used a draw. but the inherent flaw is the lack of full movement potential.

                            By working your guard in circles, you maximize your movement potential.

                            Sort of like a tasmanian devil technique.
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                              #15
                              Dude, are those leopard-print pants?

                              I tend to fight fists up near the temples, palms inward, both feet forward, right leg back, knees and hips bent slightly. Elbows tight.

                              IndoChi, where'd you get that advice? Fortune Cookie Co.?
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                              CrimsonTiger

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