Foot work and stance as the basis for boxing

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  1. warriorscomeout Silver Belt

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    I've been trying to learn some basic boxing alongside BJJ.

    I do pads and bags with my trainer.

    Seems like when I just concentrate on my feet my jabs and hooks just flow from them. I just think about my where my feet are and the rest works.

    When I start thinking about my upper body movement I overreach, lose my balance or raise my back leg. Even head movement goes better when I just think about my feet.

    Am I right to center mentally on my feet? In a pure boxing context.
     
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    √ Sounds good and it works
     
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  3. Kickzilla Blue Belt

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    Yep right mentality.



    Feet are so important, yet it's easy to forget that even when you're experienced, especially against sparring partners that are good if not better than you. A lot of beginners don't even start to think about their feet so you're setting yourself up for a good foundation for sure.


    @1:04 there is some further insight as well. He talks about how as you get older you may not "float" like you used to, I think this applies to us mere mortals too regardless of age. When you move use your pivots as well. Incorporating pivoting is so important. Say you move a step back then turn to your right with a pivot, you not only got out of the way of that initial punch but you provided yourself an exit angle out of that line of attack and now have a safe angle to re-enter, attack, or continue moving. Now you're no longer back peddling too much, tiring yourself out
     
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    Nice pivoting drill with Pedro Diaz and Nieky Holzken:

     
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