Mixed Martial Arts & Cage Fighting Basics : How to Take a Stance in Mixed Martial Arts

ED WEDDING: Okay. So I’m going to over the
basic stance that fighters use, most of the fighters is kind of Muay Thai boxing stance
mixture, okay? First I want to have my hands up about nose eye level, about 6 to 10 inches
away from my face. Okay, I want my front foot to be facing my opponent, pretending you’re
my opponent, okay? Basic punching that I can use on my opponent is the jab, right cross,
hook, uppercut, just some basic offensive punches. As far as my elbows, I can use horizontal
elbows, coming across just like this, okay? And going down to my lower body, my legs,
I can use knees. Okay, this first knee that I’m going to use is called the switch knee
where I make a little hop putting my left leg in the back and bringing my knee up, this
would be directed toward the–most likely the stomach or abdomen of my opponent, okay?
The same with my right, okay, my right knee is going to come up without the switch though
because I have my leg in the back already so I have the distance for power, mm, just
like this. So here’s my left and here’s my right, okay. One of the kicks that they use
in mixed martial arts and Muay Thai, which is involved a lot in mixed martial arts, is
the front push kick it’s called or “teep” okay? This is executed like this, raising
my leg and pushing out, this is used primarily to keep my opponent away. If he’s coming in
at me, I’m going to raise my leg and push kick him away. Okay, I can do that with either
leg, right or left, okay? Now, as far as my “bomb”, so to speak, kick, my powerful kick,
I’m going to execute my roundhouse kick. This is the Muay Thai roundhouse kick. Shh, just
like that, that was kind of slow; I’m just slowing it down for you. My left foot would
be on my switch step again, shh, okay. These roundhouse kicks are directed to the leg of
my opponent, to the body, or to the head.

24 thoughts on “Mixed Martial Arts & Cage Fighting Basics : How to Take a Stance in Mixed Martial Arts

  1. elbows should be tucked to protect your body if you fight muay thai but that is MMA (Mixed Martial Arts) they have a slightly different stance.

  2. ok man, thankyou for all your advice, im still practising punches and kicks. Trying to get and good counter at the moment for when a round house misses. Im constantly finding my self side on to the opponent with no defense.

  3. Ed is a qualified instructor trained by Yori Nakamura at the Inosanto Academy. He is top notch and having sparred him in the past, i know for a fact he is extremely good.

    and also a very humble guy. you'd be lucky to train with him.

  4. I really dont think this is a good stance! his sides are very much open! a strong fast kick to the side of the ribs can easily know him down

  5. And i agree the stance could be improved. But every martial art has their own good sides and bad sides… Maybe not kung fu or ninjutsu lol (jk)

  6. yeah Its not that great but for total begginers its ok because its not like they are gunna get really quick powerfull kicks to the ribs

  7. but Kung Fu is made up of hundreds of styles….so you can't rule them all out. Kung Fu of the shaolin monks are the most effective……but their training is unorthodox and pretty dangerous practices so no average Joe will be training there.

    But yeah……the boxing and grappling low stances are best I think too…..

  8. @fightingfreak90 surely you can't be insulting his stance right?
    because i can say something as stupid as,
    "puts elbows down? punchin the face allllllll day"
    especially since punches are almost always much faster than kicks

  9. I fought against CroCop, Fedor, Machida, GSP and Rickson Gracie. Yeah, beat them all, by KO. Believe me when I tell you this guy's legit.

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