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Old 03-13-2010, 02:08 AM   #1
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There is an exercise where there is a "cross" or an "X" on the ground that separates 4 quadrants. The purpose I believe is to mirror your opponent and change angles by moving to your left or right quadrant depending on where he moves (hope you guys know what I'm talking about).

Now I know that when you move to your left, you take a step with your left foot first, and pivot that foot while you pick up your right foot and swing it over into the new quadrant (sorry I forgot to mention that I am an orthodox fighter).

Now the million dollar question: If I was to move to the right quadrant, do I step with my left leg first, or do I step with my back leg which is my right leg? Any input would be much appreciated.
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Old 03-13-2010, 03:36 AM   #2
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Push off with the opposide leg of the direction you want to move.

You want to move right, then you push in that direction with your left foot.
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Old 03-16-2010, 03:12 AM   #3
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thejokerswild got it right...

As a rule of thumb, always step to the left with your left foot, and step to the right with your right foot. Also, step forward with the front foot, and step back with the back foot.

Because if you don't, you get knocked out. And the reason is, try any of the moves with the wrong foot and see if your body starts moving at all. It pretty much stays in the same spot until you move the correct foot.
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Old 03-16-2010, 12:08 PM   #4
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I asked a boxing coach about the specific drill and he said that both ways are correct. He said the advanced way to the step into the right quadrant would be to first take a step with the left foot. Now you have to understand that the "right" quadrant is not directly to the right as it is more at a forward angle. This enables the boxer to step with the front foot without crossing the feet.
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Old 03-16-2010, 03:22 PM   #5
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Any drill where you cross your feet intentionally or otherwise is poor form. You cannot punch or defend with your legs crossed.
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Old 03-16-2010, 03:33 PM   #6
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walking to the right is the more difficult obviously. Make sure you dont go at an angle when doing it , use a line on the ground and just practice until you are sick of it then practice some more every day
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Old 03-16-2010, 10:53 PM   #7
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you only ever need to go forwards, left or right. never practise going back.
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Old 03-17-2010, 11:45 PM   #8
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you only ever need to go forwards, left or right. never practise going back.
Unless you are tall. Then you practice your lead hook, uppercut, and spinning out left or right twice as much.
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