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colin scott
11-04-2008, 04:00 AM
Is it true that when throwing the left jab or right cross that they should not cross youre centre line? Does that mean that they never cross paths for instance say just for examples sake if you threw the jab and right cross at the same time they would both land side by side right next to each other but without crossing over each other,Although i know this probably wouldnt be the case on the focus mitts(pads) but on the bags and when facing an opponent.Hope this makes sense....:boxing:

Equilibrium
11-04-2008, 05:48 AM
Good question, i never heard anything about that before. But i would tend to doubt it, i mean i always threw the 2 punches at the same spot on the bag, and when sparring i just throw it where i know it's going to land. Never had a trainer say something about it.

Most of the times on the pads your punches cross paths anyway.

I'm interested to see what other people have to say about this.

Mickey Gomez
11-04-2008, 06:20 AM
Is it true that when throwing the left jab or right cross that they should not cross youre centre line? Does that mean that they never cross paths for instance say just for examples sake if you threw the jab and right cross at the same time they would both land side by side right next to each other but without crossing over each other,Although i know this probably wouldnt be the case on the focus mitts(pads) but on the bags and when facing an opponent.Hope this makes sense....:boxing:

If your punches landed side by side would they both land on your opponents face?

And your opponent's head may move in the time between throwing a jab and a straight right.

Just concentrate on hitting the target and not on invisible lines.

colin scott
11-04-2008, 09:13 AM
sort of like near the end of this clip if you see what i mean...http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=kFEDVEbkmxM&feature=related

j
11-04-2008, 12:02 PM
u described basically what we call "the crushing sequence/phase"

either way u throw a punch though, the center of your mass should be squared to your punch. if it is, then ur all good.

centerline is not just in front

Bendigo
11-04-2008, 12:49 PM
u described basically what we call "the crushing sequence/phase"

either way u throw a punch though, the center of your mass should be squared to your punch. if it is, then ur all good.

centerline is not just in front

Could you elaborate on this a little, j?

j
11-04-2008, 04:01 PM
Could you elaborate on this a little, j?

i have like 5 minutes now, sure bro.

the direction of your bodyweight needs to be aligned with your punch.

so, if u throw a cross, and u turn how ever much u need to, as long as your body can back it directly, it will have good power.

Talon
11-07-2008, 02:29 PM
pac's left that knocked down marquez went waay across.. it had a bit of a loop to it too

Bendigo
11-07-2008, 02:32 PM
i have like 5 minutes now, sure bro.

the direction of your bodyweight needs to be aligned with your punch.

so, if u throw a cross, and u turn how ever much u need to, as long as your body can back it directly, it will have good power.

Got it. Makes sense. Thanks for the information, j! :fing02:

j
11-07-2008, 05:43 PM
Got it. Makes sense. Thanks for the information, j! :fing02:

no prob.

now get training, space fish have some granite beards!

JulioCesaChavez
11-07-2008, 07:42 PM
Aim for the same spot! It is true because it causes you to lose leverage in the right hand and you will throw it across instead of straight! THINK ABOUT THIS VERY CAREFULLY!! That is why a goo coach will hold the pads close together and move the right hand pad towards the punch so it meets in the middle. Avoid going too far over this 'imaginary line' and try to keep your punches close together and in the middle.

colin scott
11-29-2008, 04:31 PM
by hitting the same spot do you mean the thumbs of youre glove hitting the same spot like this smiley:boxing: or do you mean the whole of the glove covering the same area?