Foot work?

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Mitchell740
10/28/07 9:39:38PM
How much does footwork differ between wrestling, boxing, and MMA? I would assume boxing and MMA would be the closest.
natedogstyles
10/28/07 11:35:15PM
In switching from boxing to Thai Boxing, I was told that my feet are too wide apart. The need to be closer to be able to kick easier.
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Svartorm
10/29/07 1:19:34AM
Are you asking about footwork, as in the priciples of movement, stancework, as in a persons "ready postion" when fighting, or both?
Mitchell740
10/29/07 6:59:47PM

Posted by Svartorm

Are you asking about footwork, as in the priciples of movement, stancework, as in a persons "ready postion" when fighting, or both?



Both, ready stances and principal of moving.
jomatty
10/29/07 8:33:16PM
mma stances seem to genreally be more open than in boxing. makes sense as it is easier to defend takedowns, and use both legs to kick with a slightly open stance.
Svartorm
10/30/07 4:39:37AM
Right. The big difference between a boxing and/or kickboxing stance and an MMA and/or wrestling stance is in the hips. A boxer or kickboxer doesn't have to worry about takedowns, so the hips are generally further forward, while a grappler will keep his hips back and base a bit wider to avoid and shoot in for takedowns.
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