Stance problem

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  1. Kubas

    Kubas White Belt

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    Hello, im doing Muay thai for almost 6 months and i really like it. But I still have a problem with stance. Im right handed but my main leg is left. I have my left leg a lot faster and powerfull then right. My trainer said that I should have left hand in front with left leg in front too. I respect him, but i dont feel really comfortable with have my right leg as main kicking leg. Should i listen to him and just get used to it? :)
     
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    Try the south paw stance and see if you like it
     
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  3. Kubas

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    this stance is great, but is it okey even if im not left handed? i readed that its for lefthanded.
     
  4. Kanka

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    It's not uncommon for right handers in thailand to switch to south paw
     
  5. Kubas

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    Thank you So much :)
     
  6. Bumblebeef

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    importand is what u feel, dont focus on one coach to much, importand is your own experience. u can try and train both for example and see what happends.
     
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    You can also use orthodox stance and still use the switch kick as your main kick.

    Consider that some coaches won't bother wasting time with a southpaw if they only want to do fitness training.
     
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    I would suggest training both stances.
     
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    If you have a heavy switch kick its a huge advantage. I would say keep doing orthodox and practice your right hand - switch kick combinations
     
  10. Snubnoze707

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    Exactly. I'm Orthodox and throw lead switch 85% of the time.
     
  11. Kirks

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    I had the same but opposite issue. Left handed and right footed. My trainer said that kicking is everything in Muay Thai so the leg dictates the stance. So I fight regular stance and it feels completely natural now but I’m kinda annoyed I gave up the natural advantage of having a southpaw stance, especially when I’m just boxing.
     

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