The fighting stance, also known as "kamae", can say a lot about a fighter, because almost everybody has a different stance when it comes to kumite.
Certain karateka like wide stances, others close stances. Some like their arms close to the body and then there are others who don't lift their arms at all.
To learn more about the fighting stance, I had the pleasure to film Sensei Davide Telesca from Italy.
He explains how to do a proper fighting stance from his point of view.
Sensei Davide Telesca is a 6° Dan and is the Coach of the National Kumite Team of the Federazione Italia Karate. (FIK)
If you dont speak Italian like Pavarotti, I suggest turning on the subtitles.
What do you think can't be missed in a proper Kamae?
Let me know in the comments.