THE PORTAL

STANCES

FIGHTING STANCE

 

Structure

 

Feet shoulder width apart:

  • Evenly distributed weight placement for maximum balance

 

Dominate leg back:

  • Benefits hip rotation to generate power into dominate hand and leg for striking

 

Dominate leg back:

  • Creates a narrow profile of the body, making it more difficult for opponent to hit the centre-line

 

Rear foot angled 45-degrees:

  • Creates wider structural stability, ability to create angles in footwork 

 

Rear foot heel off the ground

  • Generate power forward by pushing off rear leg

 

Knees bent:

  • Creates structural stability, preloading legs for explosive movement

 

Hands up at eye level, palms facing out:

  • Allows for maximum protection of head

 

Elbows in:

  • Allows for more efficient generation of power into the punch, protection of the ribs, minimises telegraphing

 

Shoulders up:

  • Protects jaw

 

Chin down:

  • Protects jaw

 

Eyes forward:

  • Track your opponents movement, look at their chin, neck, and upper chest area

 

Centreline:

  • Algin your centreline with the opponents centreline, as they move adjust accordingly