I was just curious what type of stance for MMA or stand-up y’all prefer and why.
Yes, we all switch it up, and we all should, but I’m also sure we all have one stance we prefer or consider our standard.
I prefer to what I think is more like a Dutch Muay Thai stance: lead foot straight forward, rear foot slightly angled out (less than a traditional boxing stance), on the balls of both feet, squared up, slightly more weight on the rear leg, hands between eye and chin height. Standing pretty tall. I have long-legs for my height, and really get distance out of that.
I like the stance because it’s easy to check kicks, I feel light on my feet, and I like that my left/right ranges with my arms aren’t all that different.
I do however, find myself slipping into a more western-boxer stance if I start throwing jabs.
What do you folks like?