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Body Sparring tips?

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  1. Judoxing Red Belt

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    Hi, I took up boxing a few months ago and I've been learning fairly quickly, but there's something that I absolutely hate doing.
    There's this girl at my gym (yes a girl, haha, I lose to a girl) who I regularly body spar with at the behest of my trainer. She's a foot or so shorter than me, and I have a ton more reach than her, which would normally grant me an advantage.
    Problem is, we're body sparring, I can't hit her in the head, I don't feel right hitting her in the chest because she's a girl. Punching her stomach is very difficult because I have to punch roughly 2.5 feet downward, and the way she positions her arms, all I can really throw with any effectiveness is my jab.
    Tl;Dr version:
    Does anyone have any tips on body shots against a much shorter person?
     
  2. Steakeater** Banned Banned

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    bend your legs, your back slightly, and turn your hand under
     
  3. EVIL5150 Brown Belt

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    Punch her in the chest if you have to. You're doing her a disservice by holding back on a legitimate sparring tool.

    Other than that get your stance low. Bend your knees and sink your hips.
     
  4. FadeIntoViolenc Orange Belt

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    go for da BOOOOBS man!
     
  6. BigInJapan Green Belt

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    punch her right in the tits
     
  7. xilliun Brown Belt

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    This.

    ..or get on your knees and spar her.
     
  8. GabbaGabba Blue Belt

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    If she is much smaller then you then she probably moves around a lot. Try to match that movement and speed, circle, use angles, faints etc. Think it more like training to move well an having a good balance then just punching practice.

    You are going to spar with all kinds of people. Try to make the best out of every training session and don't get frustrated.
     
  9. AXelator Blue Belt

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    Hate body sparing girls. You can only hit them in the stomach and arms really. I don't see how you guys can say "just hit them in the chest". Doesn't that hurt alot?
     
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    I have learned a womans breasts are a lot less sensitive than guys think.

    Also I would start backhand slapping her tits while sparring. If she gets offended she will quit sparring with you. If not its just a lot of fun. Win - Win imo.
     
  11. MisterT Brown Belt

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    Get in a low, deep stance and use your reach to land jabs to her stomach.
    When she brings her arms close to defend against the jabs, hit her with hooks to the body.

    Out of curiosity, is she allowed to hit you to the head?
     
  12. barnowl Green Belt

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    " She pays her money and takes her chances". Seriously, if a girl/woman wants to strap on gloves and step out there, you are insulting her to not take her as seriously as you would your male training partners. If she is going to bail from getting hit in the tits, better to have it happen in training than a match.
     
  13. Judoxing Red Belt

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    Nope, that wouldn't really be fair, would it?

    Thanks a lot for the help guys, I got a training session tonight and I'll try and use these tips.
    To be honest I expected a lot less useful suggestions and a lot more jeering an stupid comments...maybe I spend too much time in the heavies.
     

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