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Old 11-18-2009, 10:00 PM   #1
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Default Foot positioning

Should your back foot be to the left (im southpaw, to the right for you orthodox) of the lead foot?

I assume your feet should't be in a straight line?

If not, is it just slightly to the left or right of lead foot? Basically, I just want to know where you put your back foot?

My coach always tells me to find that angle with your back foot.
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Old 11-19-2009, 12:45 AM   #2
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Are you asking about where your toes should point? For a southpaw, your back foot (left left) should be pointing slightly to the left. Which makes sense since your body would be slightly turned to the left by leading with your right shoulder.
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Old 11-19-2009, 12:47 AM   #3
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Here's a video if you need some visual help. Double click to watch it from the youtube page if the embedding is disabled.

[ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=waShzWfpKh0[/ame]
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Old 11-19-2009, 06:34 AM   #4
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Bollocks, the rear foot is not directly behind the lead foot. The guys says it on the video but the southpaws foot appears to be in the 'correct' position so to maximise lateral balance which is impossible if the feet are in line. Common mistake. If you squash your nuts when you throw year back hand your feet are in the wrong place. A good way to remember is that if you play football (soccer)- you should always be able to pass the ball to your opponent. This will improve your lateral balance and also the distance which you can throw your punches.
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Old 11-19-2009, 07:28 AM   #5
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Feet should never be in a line. This will not allow a strong base for delivering or receiving punches.

Feet should be shoulder width apart.
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Old 11-19-2009, 07:45 AM   #6
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I hate most youtube instructional videos there a load of shite... Iran Barkley teaching defence.... Brilliant. Another guy teaching the left hook- what a load of crap. Doing something is very different to breaking it down to its basics and explaining it. Most fighters are too daft to even realise what they are doing.... but a trainer can't afford to be that thick.
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Old 11-19-2009, 09:47 AM   #7
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Think Mr Roach may be able to help you

[ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z3yQ2oUx3Sw&feature=related[/ame]
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Old 11-19-2009, 03:35 PM   #8
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Originally Posted by jeff thomas View Post
I hate most youtube instructional videos there a load of shite... Iran Barkley teaching defence.... Brilliant. Another guy teaching the left hook- what a load of crap. Doing something is very different to breaking it down to its basics and explaining it. Most fighters are too daft to even realise what they are doing.... but a trainer can't afford to be that thick.
I agree. Instructional videos etc are good but you need someone to teach you the finer things and spot the small technical mistakes. You are also right that most fighters are unaware of what they do.

Dempsey said this. When he came to right a book on boxing he was forced to think through each movement in detail.
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