Re: Movements over the ring
I'd say developing bad habits is different from knowing the rules and deciding when to break them. I'd say unless you've got an established career, you're much better off practicing the fundamentals and trying to do everything right. What's stylish isn't important. I do see certain advantages in "walking" with crossing feet when very out of range of your opponent to change the angle or lead the opponent in a certain direction, but I've seen that from the likes of Martinez and Hopkins, and I'm sure they took the time to master most or all the basics before attempting unorthodoxy.