The importance allotted to historical tradition by karate, and similar arts, results in something similar to the historical weapons used in battle re-enactments such as those of the sealed knot, i.e. sub-optimal in modern times. This post shows how karate?s emphasis on form over function results in a “flat” inactive “fighting” stance which is in stark contrast to the activated, primed posture of the Muay Thai stance.
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Karate Stance or Muay Thai Stance, the Difference is Activation