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As a general rule, the higher you go up on your toes (well, really, the ball of the foot unless you're doing ballet), the more you reduce stability and power, but conversely you gain a bit in height/distance and increased flexibility/mobility. If that inch makes the difference between hitting your opponent or not (particularly if they've opted to try to just ...


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The question is pretty broad, but I think I understand what you're asking. The main thing to realize is that footwork is absolutely essential to a good defense. Why? For the complete answer, read my answer at the following link first: Defence in martial arts in general The gist of that answer is that it takes time for people to react to anything happening. ...


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