Simple, same as some commands like scrut*inize are short cut, add an option for faster input for combat postures by using numbers, from 1 (guarded) to 5 (kamikaze). This allows smoother operation and avoid silly fuckups.
On the same line, I usually get confused in combat as to who is attacking who. Would it be good to bold the names of the combat participants in each emote? So that:
Kuzco advances on Johnny, ready to dish some beating.
So what'cha think?