What fighters do you try to emulate in traneing and why?
I've been traneing for a short time and I started with a more traditional boxing stance similar to BJ Penn. I keep my right hand high to guard the chin and my left hand low for power and to protect the body.(thanks, Jack Slack) I parry fairly well with the left.
Lately, I've found myself with a more broad stance similar to Lyoto Machida. I keep the left hand high for parrying and blocking and the right hand loose and free for the straight. I switch from orthodox to southpaw frequently and I find myself able to land more kicks and disengage from my opponent more easily than in the more conventional boxing stance.
I switch between the two depending on if I want to stand and trade in the pocket or hit and disengage.
My favorite technique is the side kick. I don't know why.
What fighters do you try to emulate and why?