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    Hey guys, Ive been watching UFC and WEC and some others shows for a while, and Ive decided Its something I want to do, Ive been going to the GYM trying to bulk up and get good cardio and eat well.

    Im starting Muay Thai next week as a main fight style, but im not sure what stance I should use, Im left handed and right footed, But when I stand up and think about a fight, I have my left foot foward, From what Ive read or seen this isnt normal?

    Should I have my right leg foward and learn that before I go to Muay Thai classes ?

    I will be starting BJJ soon also

    Thanks.

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    If you're left handed and right footed... I'd say Orthadox stance, as kicks are a bigger part of Muay Thai.

    P.S. I also wanted to do UFC and WEC after i saw it.

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    Bulk up? Why would you wanna bulk up?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Luke View Post
    Bulk up? Why would you wanna bulk up?
    Coz the bigger the can, the more whoopass it contains.
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    Wouldn't surprise me that some people still think like that.

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    Don't let anyone tell you which way to stand, it should come naturally to you and you'll know which way feels right or not. Stand how you would stand on a skateboard. It always confuses me when people don't know which stance they are. From as long as I can remember as a kid, we would dick about pretending to be karate kid or something. Don't you ever take a boxing stance with your mates for lols or something? Well whatever way you do that, that's your natural stance.
    When the only tool you have is a hammer, every problem begins to resemble a nail.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HomerPlata View Post
    Coz the bigger the can, the more whoopass it contains.
    Ow I like that quote lmao.

    Luckily I do just submission grappling so I don't have to worry about this in much detail BUT:

    I'm right handed.

    Left footed to kick with but I kick a football with my right.

    ...... I have a funky as f*ck grappling stance tbh lol

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    Do whatever feels natural as stated above.
    like atlas said just square up to a friend and see which foot you put forward.
    i personally switch stances all the time depending on what i want to do eg. speed, power, kicks takedowns etc. (shoot off orthodox but mainly box from southpaw, speed off southpaw but power off orthodox) i really should sort myself out but it seems to work as people can't seem to get my timing down

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    I'm pretty lucky with my stance as I'm right footed but my left side is stronger so I have the advantage of being coordinated with my back limbs, and have the power foot forward (which is what wrestlers do, so I have a decent double-leg from my regular stance). The downside is that my punches are pretty negligible.
    When the only tool you have is a hammer, every problem begins to resemble a nail.

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    Hmm, Just thought about it, I stand with left food foward, but when id go for a takedown I feel like id push off my right ? Is this really bad ?

    and I wana bulk up a little because im 18 and weight 8.5 stone :/

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