Traditional Muay Thai Stance

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  1. Aaron Perls

    Aaron Perls Green Belt Professional Fighter

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    Does anyone here use a traditional MT stance outside a strict MT context (like in MMA)?

    I'm just curious if folks see it as an interesting artifact/tradition that isn't effective in a real (street) fight or MMA match, or if folks have effectively used it in situations where takedowns and what-not were happening?

    We had one guy who'd thought he'd been studying Muay Thai for almost four years come over to our school, only to find out he'd never actually been taught a basic MT fighting stance, and had been using an "MMA" or American boxing/MT hybrid the entire time.
     
  2. Lionidas

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    Jose Aldo
    Cerrone
    Shogun

    Those 3 use a traditional Muay Thai stance in MMA.

    edit: To answer your question, a traditional Muay Thai stance isn't very effective in a street fight. Your fight are too close together and your lead leg stays on your toes. Both of those combined make it extremely easy to take you down.
    The ground is the last place you wana be in a street fight.
     
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  3. Lionidas

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    I have a wider stance, but I keep my hands in a traditional Muay Thai fashion and I face my hips toward my opponent like in Muay Thai. Most of my stand-up comes from MT so I use a lot of it.
     
  5. barnowl

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    Kinda depends on the "Traditional" stance. I think alot of people assume that the modern ring stance is a traditional stance or even the only traditional stance.
     
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    c0r1nth14n Blue Belt

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    Is there only one Muay Thai stance? I was taught both the way that is shown in the video up above, and the way where your left foot is always tapping the ground without putting much weight on it, and that it was a matter of preference/technique.
     
  7. Chillout010

    Chillout010 Grrrr!!

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    In a street fight I start with a more "mma" stance, but if I see that the other guy is not trying or knows how to take me down then i'll switch to the trad. muay thai stance (meaning putting more weight on my back leg). I find it easier to strike in that way.
     
  8. Aaron Perls

    Aaron Perls Green Belt Professional Fighter

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    Yeah, you're right.

    Modern ring stance would be more appropriate.

    The comparison was between that, and a wider, more American boxing-like stance.
     
  9. DaGenius

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    The only striking art i have trained is traditional MT, not kickboxing, boxing or anything else, and for a street fight it has served me fine. Obviously its not good for td defense.
     
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    Nice Baek av.
     
  11. Snubnoze707

    Snubnoze707 High Level

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    Please don't post this d-bag's videos...
     
  12. HBbadb0y

    HBbadb0y Yellow Belt

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    I agree. Why does this video come up all the time for MT stance? It sucks. No I will not post up a video. Go learn in the gym.
     
  13. jamiesda

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    you beat me to it. anyway this isnt a "traditional" mt stance like TS is talking about. some guys like aldo shogun etc use have their hands like traditional stance sometimes but it but the full stance definatly sucks for tdd although Aldo did use that stance in the gamburyan fight a few times.
     
  14. krazylarry

    krazylarry ALL HAIL DAIMONOS

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    Those three do not use a traditional thai stance, they all use more of a dutch one. In a transitional stance you are much more bladed.

    No one I have seen uses one, I was a traditional thai, school, I hated it, it set my game back so much.
     
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    Not sure what you mean by "bladed".
     
  16. Snubnoze707

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    Bladed = if you're looking from a front view, the feet are more inline with each other.

    Not sure what people mean by "traditional" though. Like are we talking Muay Boran? Muay Thai from the 70's? Muay Thai of today?

    Different camps use slightly different stances based on what type of techniques they imploy the most. For example, Por Pramuk Gym uses a different stance than Fairtex as they use a lot of lead leg attacks, so their fighters are typically light on the lead and flat on the rear, while Fairtex uses rear leg attacks a lot along side with an emphasis on power punching so they're higher up on the ball with the rear and have a lower base.
     
  17. Payak

    Payak Brown Belt Professional Fighter

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    muay boran stances varied from region to region.
    now i feel they vary from camp to camp or even person to person.
     
  18. SAAMAG

    SAAMAG San Antonio Applied Martial Arts Group

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    Well...that's because everyone is different with different attributes, different body types, and etc.

    So it makes sense that the stances would be different.
     
  19. Brooklyn

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    It would be interesting to see some sort of compilation/analysis of different stances in a thread (with pictures/videos)...just as a good read.

    By stances I mean stances used by Thai Boxers.
     
  20. xilliun

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    No, despite what rogan says shogun's stance is not a traditional thai stance. An MMA stance and thai style have different foot placings, thai style is more susceptible for a takedown.
     

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