View Full Version : Questions about my stance.


\/oid161
01-31-2009, 05:19 AM
Hey all, it's been quite some time since i've visited this site, but i was sparring with a friend the other day after several months of no fighting whatsoever, and I noticed that I tend to jab with my rear hand. also, I GENERALLY fight regular but several times during the sparring session, I caught myself squaring up, and even switching to southpaw, BUT when I switch to southpaw on purpose, it feels strange. Now, I don't know if this sort of thing is just bad technique coming back, or if it could actually be useful. If anyone has any ideas or thoughts that they would like to share, feel free, and thanks in advance for the replies. :boxing:

also, to the mods: I apologize if this was the wrong thread, I discovered this problem while training, so it seemed appropriatem, heh.

j
01-31-2009, 01:24 PM
essiantually, u want to square up, but not be squared.

anyways, it is not such a bad thing to switch your style to southpaw if u are a righty. many fighters do.

well, u are basically a beginner, right? so, it is best to chat with your coach or people that are vets and and that u have direct contact with.

\/oid161
01-31-2009, 02:22 PM
Well, essentially i'm new to boxing as a sport, but not pugilism altogether. I've done martial arts most of my life, and i boxed in a gym for a short time (I quit because the coach had one boxer that he spent ALL of his time on, even though the rest of us were paying for training). sorry for the confusion, but yeah, i meant that i'm catching myself squaring my shoulders, making myself a braod target.

anyway, they told me at my old gym that it was a horrible idea to try to switch midfight, but in my mind it doesnt seem like such a bad thing. seemed to me like it would confuse my opponent. generally, my right arm is my power arm, but i jab with it ALOT. I'm just thinking maybe if i were to work with my left arm to make it more powerful, then I could effectively switch stances mid fight and throw my opponent off.

\/oid161
02-01-2009, 10:34 AM
anyone have any ideas?

\/oid161
02-03-2009, 07:46 AM
bump.......=D

Squabbles94806
02-03-2009, 09:06 AM
"noticed that I tend to jab with my rear hand"....what the fcuk??? FYI: that's not a jab.

I don't know you. But from what you described, it sounded like fooling around with boxing gloves as opposed to sparring.

More power to ya...

KingArthur
02-03-2009, 01:36 PM
look if you "tend" to jab with your rear hand (in your case it be the right hand) and switch to southpaw dueing the sparring session I think you are a natural southpaw. Like myself I'm a righty, I write with my right and do everything with my right hand but when I get in the ring I feel more comfortable and I am more effective with the southpaw stance..........you either have really bad technique and dont know what ur doing or your a southpaw in the ring and your lieing to yourself........pick your posion and straight it out

\/oid161
02-04-2009, 06:10 AM
Squabbles: I know its technically not a jab, its just the way that I throw the punch, I use my right to close the distance.

King: I've tried southpaw, it still feels super weird. However, I don't know if this is due to lack of practice as a southpaw or if i'm not one after all. heh

j
02-06-2009, 10:23 PM
dude, may i ask what martial art did u study, or practice?

JoHnNyBoXeR
02-06-2009, 11:09 PM
Squabbles: I know its technically not a jab, its just the way that I throw the punch, I use my right to close the distance.

King: I've tried southpaw, it still feels super weird. However, I don't know if this is due to lack of practice as a southpaw or if i'm not one after all. heh

if u use your right to close the distance you aren't boxing correctly.. case in point.. and to answer if you are a southpaw or not.. if you write, and throw with your right hand u are not a southpaw

them_apples
02-06-2009, 11:25 PM
if u use your right to close the distance you aren't boxing correctly.. case in point.. and to answer if you are a southpaw or not.. if you write, and throw with your right hand u are not a southpaw

my heavier stronger hand is my right, my quicker hand is my left. I write with my left, golf with a lefty...I throw a ball with my right though...