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I agree with Futilitarian that a good leg position is the 45-degree stance, which gives you the best range of options for footwork and moving the upper torso. For the hands, I would actually recommend raising the hands to about shoulder height, halfway between extended and touching the shoulders, palms out. It's not a very aggressive positioning, more of a &...


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Without having more information about the specific circumstances, and your type/level of training to date: A classic 45 degree shoulder-width stance (weight distributed evenly upon the balls of your feet, rear foot turned out at 45 degrees) provides you with options. Retreat, pivot, attack, side-step; all can be accomplished to a fair degree from this basic ...


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The stance isn't a real predictor of attack. Street fights are more about psychological advantage than skill. Showmanship can also work in some cases. I have stopped attackers quickly because one, they did not expect me to fight, and second, because I stood in a particular karate stance. My experience also shows hitting first gives you a psychological ...


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Upright sideways stance outside of punching range, they might be going to attempt some kicks they learned in Taekwondo class. In a "front stance" or "walking stance", hands in front of them, they're more likely to punch. In your face, chest-to-chest, then they look around a bit, they might be preparing to come back around with a surprise ...


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