Discussion in 'Standup Technique' started by Justin23452, Sep 24, 2005.
Is there any dis-advantage for a right lead to go against a left lead and Vice versa. *in MT or MMA
I would have thought that the less common southpaw (right hand lead) would have the advantage over the orthodox fighter (left hand lead) simply because they will have had more experience of fighting against orthodox opponents.
Right. Most fighters are orthodox and thus are used to fighting that way. A southpaw fighter will not only know how to train with that stance, but most likely had to spend all his time sparring with orthodox fighters since, as mentioned, most fighters are orthodox. So they have an advantage in the sense of being able to fight and defend either way.
It is very hard to get used to fighting a southpaw if you normally go against orthodox. I find it extremely awkward, and it degenerates into a slugfest.
What I've always wondered is how southpaws find the experience when they go up against another southpaw ... because that rarely happens (left handed = 1/9 populace, two left handed = 1/81 odds). Most orthodox fighters eventually go up against southpaws here and there, but southpaws probably only rarely fight other souths.
*edit -- I take this back. It's a 1/81 chance that you have two southpaws, but for a given southpaw, it's a 1/9 chance his opponent will be southy too, so not that rare for them. Still interested to know how they find going into an "orthodox" matchup.
Watch jens pulver vs gomi. Kind of interesting fight because both of them are southpaw. Jens looked un natural because i dont' think he was used to fighting another leftie.
I've been toying around being a southpaw these last couple weeks & I love leading with a right hook. Theres only one other person at my gym thats a natural southpaw.
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