I watched an IBF Training video for Badminton footwork (very informative), and it promoted the use of the chasse movement. I have fenced before (nothing much), but it seems like when I use the not overlapping steps I am so slow, and sometimes it takes me 6 steps to do a diagonal from one side to another, and I always feel I am doing it wrong although I am trying to stop in the middle and do the split step (which should be a visible jump? Or just a psychologically readying slight bounce?). I am still in the stage of playing in that in order for someone to beat me, all they do is hit a deep high clear, forcing me to go backwards, I do a drop shot, and then they hairpin it, and I have trouble retrieving it. I know this is a footwork problem, and the club Iâ€™m in (mediocre players at best) have suggested that I do their form of footwork which uses your legs crossing each other. Is this wrong? I feel that I am moving much faster but I know that the drawback is that I have less stop control as opposed to a chasse movement. Should I just start with this and then switch? I know that the chasse footwork takes intense leg power and speed (which I do not have in the slightest) I read a thread a while ago where this footwork was considered legitimate and especially if you arenâ€™t tall (which I am not, I am about 5â€™9â€™â€™ â€“ 5â€™10â€™â€™), but I donâ€™t want to practice â€œbad habitsâ€, especially with footwork. Are there any players I can get videos of that have exceptional usage of this? Any comments about this topic (which I know has probably been beaten to death) is really appreciated, thanks in advance. Any comments also about the MP-100 (I bought this becuase I got it used for a really great price from a friend despite being a beginner) would be cool too.