Speedy footwork (Boxing, Shotokan, TaeKwondo) vs stationary exchanges (Kickboxing, Kyokushin, MT).

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  1. jobo

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    it takes half second to stab someone, if your exsposed for half a,second then the risk of being stabbed is exactly the same,

    we are of course talking here about people who may or may not have a knife, if they have no kbife the risk is zero, if they have a kbife in their pocket and it stays there the risk is zero,, the longer you evade the greater the chance they will extract the kbife from their pocket,

    so evadibg massivly ibcreases the chance of being stabbed
     
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    Saenchai isn't the only Muay Thai fighter with good footwork. My favorite is probably Lerdsila:


    You are correct that traditionally most MT fighters have tended to use more minimal footwork (not truly stationary, though). As far as crossover to a self-defense context, it depends on the situation. Definitely when weapons are involved I would favor more active footwork.123
     
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