View Full Version : Something I noticed on the pads

02-26-2007, 01:31 AM
Wut up guys,
Yesterday, doin' the pad work, I find that I leave myself pretty open when I do a left hook to the body, and since I'm rotating my body right, I can't really see a right hook comin', at least not quick enough, I got tapped a couple times in that situation. Do you guys find that to be a problem for you too? I guess the pads start farther out than a guy's gloves would be (as I don't notice this so much in sparring), but it all just made me think, that I could really get layed out with a right hook from the wrong guy.


02-26-2007, 02:33 AM
i know what your saying thats another thing that kinda throws me off focus when im sparring this thought pops in my head right in the middle of a sparring round like saying what ever you do this person can counter it and what do you know last time i sparred i notived myself getting caught when i throw my left hook to the upper and lower body

02-26-2007, 04:18 AM
Keep your right up high beside your face when you throw a left hook to the body,this will protect you from any incomming right cross or hook. It takes practice but well worth the effort to prevent being knocked out.

02-26-2007, 02:54 PM
How will my right hand protect? It's on the other side of my face. Do you mean move it to the left side of my face?

02-26-2007, 08:02 PM
Sorry, I was thinking of a left hook:pat: Unless I'm infighting I mainly throw a left hook to the body as soon as my opponet throws their right. If they throw a right hook, I bob under, wind my body up while still low and unwind throwing my left hook into their ribs.

02-26-2007, 08:36 PM
Funny I was just discussing this today. Thats why you have to snap the hook back, and keep it as compact as you can.

02-26-2007, 09:19 PM
Besides making it compact, protect your chin with your shoulder being a little extended.
Your best bet is also be in fighting and not give your opponent any space to use his left.

02-27-2007, 09:43 AM
You throw the hook and roll directly after it.