Question About Southpaw/Conventional Stance...

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  1. steeljaw2

    steeljaw2 Black Belt

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    K im left handed, have more power in my left...i feel fairly comfortable in both stance, neither is noticeably better for me...so would it be better to have my power hand, as my jab hand, so i can provide with a powerful jab, a jab that would def. be affective, or jabbing with the right, and using my power hand for the power punches, crosses, straights, etc....

    Now ive been told it would then depend on what other punches i throw well, like whats better my right or left hook, etc...

    any advice?
     
  2. pyro_09

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    im a right handed southpaw...

    i have close to equal power in both my fists..
    but my right is a bit stronger..
    so i think having a strong jab hand would be more important..as is my case...

    i would go with your stronger hand as your lead (jab) hand...
     
  3. pyro_09

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    im a right handed southpaw...

    i have close to equal power in both my fists..
    but my right is a bit stronger..
    so i think having a strong jab hand would be more important..as is my case...

    i would go with your stronger hand as your lead (jab) hand...
     
  4. steeljaw2

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    thanks.
     
  5. pyro_09

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    no problem..
    sry for that duble post..

    incase u didnt knoww..
    kid yamamoto is a righty who fights soutpaw...
    he has a devastating right hook...

    check out his fight vs. royler gracie...
     
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    i'd go with whatever feels more comfortable, just make sure you stick with one.
     
  7. NoviVavilon

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    one question.. i watched a le banner fight ..and someone wrote below that he is a right handed southpaw..is this true ?
     
  8. Crazi

    Crazi White Belt

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    I'm left handed and my right jab feels stronger than my left, so go with whatever is more comfortable.
     
  9. Rinksterk**

    Rinksterk** Banned Banned

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    I'd personally go with what my trainer tells me.
     
  10. koreankid6413

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    personally i put my faster jab hand forward
     
  11. Gio

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    dominate hand in the rear....
     
  12. Pro Killer

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    Everybody is different so don't come on the stand-up forum for advice like that.
    If I was left handed I would fight southpaw as I am right handed I fight orthodox it just feels more natural too me.

    If I was left like you then I'd love to fight southpaw as it causes people alot of problems as lefties are 1/10 fighters but it your call whatever feels more comfortable!
     

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