Is it just a cheesy short cut to striking or what? I think the shifting is great when setting up kicks or in short combos like how MMA is built around, but at the same time boxing and throwing punches from a different stance regularly is almost madness. Only one Ive seen effective is Andre Ward and im not sure if he even goes southpaw that much. He basically wants all his students proficient at both orthodox and southpaw. Which makes sense from an mma perspective because there is more than just punches in mma, you can do takedowns and kicks of both shifts and different stances and its not very hard to get good at in comparison to just hands. At what point does one sacrifice fundamentals for creativity?