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#102457 - 04/06/05 07:54 PM Re: Your Form
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Hmmm.....looks like a few folks beat me to the punch. Jeez I'm getting too slow in my old age [IMG]http://www.fightingarts.com/forums/ubb/smile.gif[/IMG] (Maybe I should have adopted a more offensive stance? - Sorry, couldn't resist).

Wu Fei, did that answer your question? If not, it's what cxt said.

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#102458 - 04/06/05 08:39 PM Re: Your Form
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Yes, neutral stances are usually the best as far as element of surprise goes, and just the nature of the situation. I was asking about the form side of it because, surprisingly, I have been involved in three altercations in which the other guy took a "mock-boxing" stance and attempted to square off with me, which surprised me because I thought something like that would be rare. Two out of the three situations allowed me to settle it without any strikes to either of us.

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#102459 - 04/06/05 10:18 PM Re: Your Form
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Sorry, I should clarify. I do primarily aikido & jujitsu (but I've done TKD, karate before so I know what you are talking about).

There are no stances as such. Remember that stances are simply transitory postures, i.e. you move into a stance to momentarily maintain stability or obtain postitional advantage, before moving again.

Certainly none used in squaring-off or self-defense situations. Even in practice sparring, we never adopt a stance. The only time a "stance" appears is during the "kake" (execution) of the technique.

Every stance has its weakness. Remember the draw a line joining your toes on each foot and bisecting the line in the perpendicular plane?

In all honesty, it doesn't matter whether you're side-facing or front-facing your attacker, but the depth of your stance does. A deeper stance sacrifices mobility for stability. A higher, more natural stance provides mobility (which is what you want in a SD situation).

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