- Sep 9, 2004
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- Las Vegas, Nevada
Brian, do you use a low stance a lot with a blade? Any tips on how to get used to it and how I can take advantage of being in one?
I usually am upright with bent knees and on the balls of my feet for quick movement. Think explosive and fast.
Of course there are times when you will plant your weight and or move down into a lower position based on your opponents position and movement. (ie. if they are on the ground, etc.) Another time would be when you are moving in quietly for surprise and trying to give a low profile or silhouette of yourself.
The only way to get used to that style of low movement with a blade is to do it regularly and build up that leg and knee strength. This is of course harder for us westerners (though certainly not impossible) than people who live in a place where they regularly are sitting on the floor, etc. They develop great leg and knee strength early on in their lives. Once leg strength and balance is developed it is easy. You just have to develop the ability to move through the levels, etc.