[YT]ZtS-rAGMJ90[/YT] Of particular interest to me for this discussion: 4:16-7:30 What I got from that is it works on a similar principle as the long guard but affords control and range finding and pacing while moving. The lead shoulder is raised and the right hand is in a high and tight/ear muff position which creates this virtual wall, the only opening is where the jab is being thrown which is interfering with your opponent's line of attack. If you notice your vision when fully extending on the jab with your right hand high and tight your lead shoulder is raised, and the small opening you are seeing through can be even further closed by angling the jab slightly towards the opponent's lead shoulder/lead hand. You can account for body shots by simply reverting the lead hand back to high guard position and crunching down a bit if necessary to account for the obvious vulnerability on the left side of the trunk (as an orthodox fighter anyway). Surprisingly protective.