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Old 10-09-2012, 02:26 PM   #1
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Okay so like most boxers I have fundamental combinations that I was taught early on and continue to throw to set up other shots ie: 1-2, Jab cross hook, jab cross hook cross etc. I always like to throw Jab, Cross, Hook its my favorite combination to start out with. I throw more complex or varied combinations during my sparring as well usually just not to lead off or set up other combos. My coach says that everyone knows/expects that combination when your sparring so dont throw it. I understand what he means in the sense of mix up your attack which I do as the round progresses but I like to stick to the fundamental combos in the start of the round to feel my sparring partner out. Should i abandon/not use this combination as much? From your perspective is this an easy combo to anticipate? One of the reasons I like it is because i think its effective and thats why its taught early on....thoughts? i'm not saying I just throw this combination in sparring I switch it up however it seems like he doesnt want me to throw it at all during sparring. Any feedback is appreciated.

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Old 10-09-2012, 04:49 PM   #2
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Okay so like most boxers I have fundamental combinations that I was taught early on and continue to throw to set up other shots ie: 1-2, Jab cross hook, jab cross hook cross etc. I always like to throw Jab, Cross, Hook its my favorite combination to start out with. I throw more complex or varied combinations during my sparring as well usually just not to lead off or set up other combos. My coach says that everyone knows/expects that combination when your sparring so dont throw it. I understand what he means in the sense of mix up your attack which I do as the round progresses but I like to stick to the fundamental combos in the start of the round to feel my sparring partner out. Should i abandon/not use this combination as much? From your perspective is this an easy combo to anticipate? One of the reasons I like it is because i think its effective and thats why its taught early on....thoughts? i'm not saying I just throw this combination in sparring I switch it up however it seems like he doesnt want me to throw it at all during sparring. Any feedback is appreciated.

Thanks, Ricky
I think your coach is communicating that he doesn't want you to set a pattern for your offense.

Every combination is fine, but if you are throwing it repeatedly in the same situations, it can get a bit dangerous.

Nothing wrong with following the 1-2 with a good hook, though.
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Old 10-09-2012, 09:14 PM   #3
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@MangaNasakki thanks! I guess it is kind of a habit or a pattern especially when sparring with the same people over and over again. I like to always clean up with a left hook after every right hand. I forgot to thank you for your contribution to my Foreman's jab thread! thats unreal that you actually felt it. Talk about first hand experience!!
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Old 10-10-2012, 10:22 AM   #4
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The jab-right hand-left hook combination is the foundation of all combinations, because of the footwork and balance required. And whatever combinations you throw, you always want to finish with a left hand (for an orthodox fighter, a right for a southpaw) because it leaves you on-balance.
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Old 10-10-2012, 10:38 AM   #5
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I think Magnanasakiis hit the nail on the head you want to keep your offense varied. Don't always through a combination, don't always start a combination with a jab. try feinting the jab right hand to the body then left hook upstairs.
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Old 10-10-2012, 02:15 PM   #6
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Depends on what you are supposed to be working on in sparring that day. If you always throw that combo all the time just to beat your partner, then you should expand your tools and see what else you can start to pull off.

If it's a fight and it's working, then obviously you throw it.
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Old 10-10-2012, 02:51 PM   #7
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two piece with a biscuit!

try 1/2/left uppercut
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You can just vary the combo and be very successful.

Try jab, cross, left hook to the body

Or jab, right hand to the body, left hook head

Mix those two with the standard 1,2,3 and you will really have him guessing.
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