In Krav Maga, Your Feet Act Like Suction Cups or Roller Skates; You Decide.
I’ve looked at my share of fighting stances in my time, and I’ve had the opportunity to watch people not only assume a fighting stance but also begin to move either in a shadow boxing, sparring, and/or drill format.
This is traditionally when the proverbial wheels fall off the bus. Often, the issue is the student’s connection to the ground.
As a general rule, your connection (or relationship) to the ground impacts weight transfer, power, reactive speed, and the effectiveness of preemptive movement. The issues associated with suboptimal connection usually occurs through one of three concerns: (1) the Kravologist is carrying his/her weight much too high, (2) the Kravologist is allowing their weight to spill over onto the outsides of their feet (watch the outside blade of the shoe), or (3) the Kravologist is taking a stance that is not right-sized for their frame.
The proper connection to the ground includes a right-sized stance and optimal weight placement in the feet to start with optimal weight transfer in the feet and body frame (platforms and structure). Check out the video below, I’ll show you how to develop a solid connection to the ground.