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Tag Archives: Stances

This fundamental starting position serves as the primary stand-up fighting platform. It is the on-guard position from which to employ standing offense and defense from. There are basically two types of stances used in MMA: an upright on-guard stance and a semi-crouched stance. An upright stance is basically the platform for stand-up fighting, while a semi-crouched stance is a platform to shoot in on an opponent to take him down and for thwarting/countering takedown attempts. Both stances can be deceptively used interchangeably to set up strikes and takedowns.

7 Kickboxing Principles That Will Make You a Better Fighter, Part 1

Friday, June 5th, 2015

Former kickboxer Louis Neglia reveals the martial arts secrets he’s gleaned from his 40-plus years in the fight game.
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Posted in Kickboxing.

Shito-Ryu Karate Trailblazer: Fumio Demura

Monday, August 11th, 2014

This exclusive article from the Black Belt magazine archive details the story of a karate legend’s martial journey!
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Posted in Fumio Demura, Japanese Martial Arts.

The Art of Teaching Women’s Self-Defense: Less Is Best

Monday, July 28th, 2014

Instructors take on a tremendous responsibility when teaching self-defense for women. The Black Belt Hall of Fame’s 2012 Woman of the Year presents guidelines for instructors to help improve their students’ learning experience.
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Posted in Self Defense for Women.