Now I don’t have the typical Muay Thai Stance, but it does have a lot of similarities to the traditional fighting stance that the Thai boxers use. Regardless whether or not you choose to do your Muay Thai training in the same type of fighting stance that I do, it’s important to take in consideration these factors:
Also take in consideration your footwork. It’s basic technique but very important!
Whenever you move to your left, your left food moves first. Whenever you move forward, your lead foot moves first. Basically, whichever foot is closer to the side your moving should be the foot you move first!
This will leave you off balance and unable to attack or defend. This is one of the most basic but essential aspects of your footwork. A solid Muay Thai stance will allow you to attack and defend at any point of your movements; once you criss cross your feet you take away your options.
Same idea, once you lunge too far you leave yourself open for attacks while being unable to unleash your own strikes. Take small, calculated steps and always return to your original Muay Thai fighting stance.
Try different variations until you find a comfortable fighting stance. Every one is different so chances are your stance isn’t going to look the same as mine or other Muay Thai fighters. Just keep to the basic principles I listed above and you’ll have a solid thai boxing stance in no time!
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