Ortho or Southpaw Dilemma

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  1. ironkhan57

    ironkhan57 Green Belt

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    Personally when i'm sparring i utilize the switch hook to throw my opponent off, then i spar with the southpaw stance using my left kick to the body, and hand combinations it took a while to get use to, but i got it, you should practice on the bag and shadowbox with both, different things work for different people so i'm not going to say use the switch hook a lot, just practice movement, and angles with both, and work on your weaker hand on the bag in both stances.
     
  2. ShadowoftheSun

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    I like to understate things. :p
     
  3. Woldog

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    I've been orthodox since I started aged 12. I took a few years off and decided to be southpaw when I came back... and in three years all I developed was a killer right jab lol, I fought one fight and only used my left hand 4 times in the fight... I won a majority decision. Now I'm back to orthodox and find it easy to swap between the two, but my left jab is garbage.
     
  4. Mad Dollar

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    If you're leftie come to the dark side and join the southpaws it's awesome over here lol.
     
  5. Uchi Mata

    Uchi Mata Preaching the gospel of heel hooks and left kicks

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    ...Marvin Hagler was undisputed MW champ for 7 years. He beat Hearns and Duran (and his late career loss to Leonard was close, I still think he won). He was one of the best MWs of all time.

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  6. j123

    j123 Pro Sherdogger 500-0-1

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    I dunno if its that great, your filthy kind hates sparring against each other. Went SP once and the guy acted like I put poop in his drink
     
  7. ShadowoftheSun

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    See my above post when I say I like to understate things.
     
  8. UnderRatedGroundGame

    UnderRatedGroundGame White Belt

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    Decides to stick to orthodox and have fun power jabbing. I sparred a few times exclusively fighting in both stances and I had tremendous success with power jabbing and left hooking. So thanks for your opinions.

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  9. jlagman

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    Now I remember why I avoid the Stand Up sub forum...
     
  10. Mad Dollar

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    Haha, what a sad reaction, I love sparring other SP's it gives so many other options for counters and I love the fact that it makes the outside lowkick available with my rear leg ! But in all honesty I think you should train both stances consistently so you always have the option to switch up your attack!
     
  11. j123

    j123 Pro Sherdogger 500-0-1

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    I kid. I actually use both stances sparribgly. I'm normal, but my left side has always been stronger. But since I'm a tighty I just use SP attacks limitedly. I went SP a few times against other sp's and it confused the hell out of them. One was a new pro actually with an extensive ammy record
     
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