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I believe this is mostly a cultural difference between Muay Thai and Boxing / Kickboxing. Muay Thai values continuous advancement forward and strongly views any backward motion as defensive. The bouncing back and forth is seen as weak and overly defensive in Muay Thai. But it works in boxing, because in boxing the emphasis is on scoring a point, rather than ...


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The answer is similar to the ones to earlier questions: It is mainly practicality in full-contact sparring vs. ideal technique. Theoretically, fully opening the hip by more pronounced foot rotation offers you two things: Firstly, you can do a powerful roundhouse kick just as well, with the very same opening, which makes you less readable. Secondly, it is ...


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Even in karate or Taekwondo sparring where this stance is most often used, they teach that the way you deal with a powerful opponent is not to come in range of his kicks and punches. That means you should circle around him towards his outside. Don't move towards his inside. If he has a back stance with the left leg forward, then you circle to his left. If ...


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This is a stance for point fighting not for full contact. They can pull off very fast attacks but usually don't hit hard from this position (because doing so is against the rules in this style). You might have trouble reaching the back leg for a double leg takedown. However their stance is very wide so a single leg takedown should be easy. Otherwise just ...


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In my opinion, regardless of what martial art training, gender does not matter; it's skill level and you treat them accordingly. You don't hold back because of gender that doesn't help them at all.


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Whilst your question is justified (your reference recommends shifting the weight to the front foot), Philip Klöcking is right. You do not need to shift your weight onto the front foot to execute a strong jab. Shifting your weight onto the front foot will allow you transfer more wight into your jab, but this necessitates forward commitment, which makes it ...


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