Crouching Style
User(s) Takeshi Sendou

Vorg Zangief

Hand Positions Both lowered
First Appearance
Manga N/A
Anime The Fighting
Similar Stance(s)
Similar Stance(s) Brawling Style

Style refers to an unorthodox boxing stance Sendou Takeshi enters whenever he corners an opponent. The stance was not given an official name in the manga or anime.


This stance follows the same principles as the brawling stance. The boxer's body is in a position in which the knees are bent and the upper body is brought forward and down. From there he throws heavy, sweeping hooks from side to side which instill fear in the opponent.

Strengths & WeaknessesEdit

The lowered stance allows the user to shift weight easily, adding power to their swings. Sendou uses this to corner Ippo and copy his Dempsey Roll, pounding relentlessly on Makunouchi's guard. He did this even after his ribs were broken and his punching power was reduced.

Though Ippo is severely pressured, he manages to break through Sendou's Crouching Style: first through forcing Sendou back with sakki; and again by countering with a Gazelle Punch. Sendou's hooks, as with any other, are naturally countered by uppercuts.