foot positioning

Discussion in 'Standup Technique' started by shs101, Jan 2, 2013.

  1. shs101

    shs101 Blue Belt

    Jan 8, 2009
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    Can anyone explain specific foot positioning for boxing and the pros and cons of a more sideways style and than toes pointing your opponent/centerline? Also what about for orth vs southpaw? Same concepts?
  2. SummerStriker

    SummerStriker Black Belt

    Sep 5, 2012
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    That's a research paper in comparative fighting styles. Maybe you could narrow your question down some and offer your own thought on it?

    I like to stand just a little over shoulder with apart, both front to back and left to right. I point the front foot in just a little so that I can bend my knees to block the kick to the nuts, and I point my rear foot straight forward so that I can bring kicks up straighter, faster, and rotate farther with my cross. Even though I have my toes pointed in, my knees are pointed out. My foot positioning lets me perform the nut block without pivoting. Even though the rear foot is pointed straight ahead, my hips are turned away 45 degrees giving me a smaller body.
  3. Blackened

    Blackened It is a new era! Double Yellow Card

    Apr 22, 2007
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    You try the search at the top of the page? Should be some good resources

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