Let us talk about footwork and foot placement and stance for standup wrestling jacket, and no jacket. In the standup forum, they always talk about footwork, foot placement and stance. It is so important for striking. But then I think to myself, what if you find yourself in the clinch. That made me come in here and ask. What are some ways you use footwork and foot placement and stance offensively, and defensively? Of course the #1 rule of thumb is the keep your feet and legs away from your opponent unless you are attacking. Like when I was doing judo, I took the standard collar/lapel grip. I would stiff arm, lean forward, and try to keep my feet a little more than should width apart, and away from my opponent as far without having to depend too much on my grips for balance. Obviously to advance, you don't want to stay in such a static position. So any suggestion are welcome. Also, in jacket wrestling, I tend to be more square up. I am not so afraid of the pushing motion, the driving forward action. I guess because the grips neutralize a lot of that direction. In no-gi, though, my feet will be staggered in case the opponent bull rushes me. And if I can get to the side of my opponent, I wont mind taking a sideway stance either temporarily. But lets say your opponent is able to get his hip in close to you during the attack, or he is able to get a hold of one leg. What are some things you can do with your free or opposite leg to neutralize the attack? Also are there certain stances that facilitate certain categories of attacks better?