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Old 06-21-2011, 08:32 PM   #9
aramini
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Default Re: Opinions on a wide stance?

I really don't like the wide stance to fight from, I lose balance more easily (I am an in and out type swarmer, rely heavily on my foot speed when I spar bigger guys to just not be there when they try to counter). I keep them shoulder or just a little bit wider, but my thighs are far and away the weakest muscle group I have (calves immensely conditioned, stay up on my tip toes all night, generate power from my upper torso and my forward momentum when I push off).

I think if you could move and stay flat footed the wide stance might work, but I need to be up on my toes to move or I almost hyperextend everything and will be extremely likely to teeter forward when I try to slip or duck ... but I bet if you have strong pernell whitaker type legs and can crouch easily you could get away with any stance you want.
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