Fight like Sagat from Street Fighter: 90/10 “Traditional Muay Thai Stance”


Have you heard of the Street Fighter character Sagat, created based on the real legendary Muay Thai fighter Sagat Petchyindee? If you are reading this, you probably have.

Since then, many movies and video games have portrayed the following fighting stance as the “Traditional Muay Thai Stance”: 60/40 or even 90/10 (having most of the body weight on the back foot and tapping the lead foot up and down).

Remember, in Muay Thai, there is more than one fighting stance, and they all have their pros and cons. I have gone over them in our blog post: 5 Key Muay Thai Stances - “Not one is Better than Another”.

In this blog post, we will cover the advantages and disadvantages of this 90/10 "Traditional Muay Thai Stance".



The Stance

Let's get heavy on the back foot about (60% - 90%) and light on the front foot (40% - 10%). As shown in the diagram below. This stance is very short and leaves the front foot on the ball of the foot. Fighters would...

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DODGE 90% OF ALL ATTACKS! 70/30 Muay Femur Fighting Style

Adjusting your weight distribution within your fighting stance can help you become trickier to hit. How, you may ask? 

Let's dive into the world of the 70/30 (70% of your weight on the front leg) Muay Femur stance. In this blog post, we will cover the advantages and disadvantages of this unique weight distribution. Let's start with....

The Stance:

As shown in the following diagram, this stance is about shoulder width. It leaves the power leg lighter and, therefore, easier to use for powerful attacks and counters. 

Oftentimes, the back heel is raised to make a smooth transition to this weight distribution (notice it next time you watch an evasive fighter perform). It is very important to remember to stay balanced. Do not allow the head to pass the front toes. Although there is a weight shift forward, it can't be so exaggerated that now it becomes 90/10, falling over your feet.

The Bait:

The beauty of this stance comes from its illusion of having a desirable target closer...

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5 Key Muay Thai Stances - “Not one is Better than Another”


The choice of stance can significantly impact your performance in the ring. Unlike the common belief that Muay Thai has one definite fighting stance, we will explore five different stances. In this blog post, we will delve beyond the ORTHODOX and SOUTHPAW stances. We will focus on width, weight distribution, and how each of these stances contributes to a fighter’s style and strategy.






1. Root Stance

This is your balanced 50/50, shoulder-width stance. This stance allows you to transition to any width of stance with one simple step. It is in the middle range of all widths of stances and also in the middle of all the different weight distributions.


2. Wide Stance

A wider stance allows you to have more balance and power when it comes to throwing heavier punches. This Muay Thai stance is great for Muay Mats looking to land heavy punches and even...

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The Muay Thai Stance - The Pillars of the "Art of Eight Limbs"


The Muay Thai Stance

In the world of martial arts, the proper stance is the foundation upon which all techniques are built. Muay Thai, often referred to as the "Art of Eight Limbs," is no exception. To excel in this striking martial art, you must first master the essential Muay Thai stance. In this blog post, we'll explore the significance of the Muay Thai stance and how to adopt it correctly.


Understanding the Muay Thai Stance

The Muay Thai stance is a fundamental aspect of this ancient martial art. It provides balance, mobility, and the ability to execute powerful strikes efficiently. The stance, when done correctly, allows you to blend offense and defense seamlessly. Here's how to get it right:


  1. Feet Placement

Begin by standing with your feet shoulder-width apart. Unlike other martial arts who have a more bladed stance, Muay thai has a more square stance.

Place your non-dominant foot straight forward in one of the top corners of the square. 

Place your...

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