Hey all, I have been having problems bobbing and weaving as of late. My back keeps on bending and, although its not constantly shifting throughout the entire movement (I know I am meant to use my legs to change elevation), my body is leaning forwards. This means my weaves are slow and I keep on losing balance. To fix this myself, I have already revisited Sinister's 'Tile Exercise' thread and have been doing the exercise for a fortnight now. In the gym, my coach has taken me through combinations involving the weave as well but so far there has been little success. So my question is: Is there anything I can actually do in the ring while sparring which will help me? For example, to remind boxers to keep their chins down, our coach often put sticky-notes pads between their chest and chin while sparring. Is there an equivalent to that for bob and weave? Another semi-related question I would like to ask is that, having seen both in practice and in Sinister's thread, people who actually manage to evade punches with the bob and weave actually move to the OPPOSITE direction first. Is this moving neccessary for every weave though (say I need to weave to the right then to the left in quick succession)? Finally, as a general guideline, how low should I be looking to drop down? The motion of the bob and weave being a parabola, what will the vertex be? I realize everyone is of different heights but am just looking for an approximate indication. Thank you in advance and any other input about the bob and weave is most welcome too! P.S. HAPPY NEW YEAR! I wish everyone all the best inside and outside of the ring/cage in 2013!