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Old 02-04-2013, 01:45 PM   #1
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Default Peek a boo

I'm 5ft 11 and 69kg, so quite skinny with a long reach and fast hands.

I know the peek a boo style is generally considered to be for smaller, stockier fighters but would it work for me? I really need to work on my defence/head movement and I love this style.
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Old 02-05-2013, 09:43 AM   #2
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Yes it still would work because you'd have your guard up, but if you're generally taller than most of your opponents, then all you have to do to avoid shots is to take a step back / slip / lean back slightly/ pivot to the side.

You shouldn't really bob and weave unless your opponent is same height or taller than you.
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Old 02-05-2013, 10:30 AM   #3
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if you are taller then most of your opponents, maybe the best guard would be "half-body" guard.

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Old 02-05-2013, 10:42 AM   #4
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Why wait to get hit?
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Old 02-05-2013, 02:24 PM   #5
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Don't do it.

It takes more skill and speed then you possess. Having a well rounded, multi-aspect defense keeps you safest at your level.

It needs to be said: You aren't Mike Tyson or Winky Wright, don't try to be. Be you.
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Old 02-07-2013, 12:55 AM   #6
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try going up to heavy weight division at your height and then yes, you'd be in business for a peek-a-boo. Peek-a-boo just means you are the dangerous one on the inside, and your fight means you want to stay on the inside as a constant threat while having pervasive defenses to scare the shit out of the bigger guy at your most critical range. Meanwhile big opponent is trying to claw inwards and cant get leverage for hooks while you are refusing to stay out of range where his long range arsenal is optimum. I like Peek-a-boo but I wish I hadnt kept these types of dimensions being a shorter southpaw. You need to have ridiculous amount of gas as well and a will to hammer them early on while 'shrinking' into a very compact defense. Peek a boo is a smaller man's style, strictly speaking.

like above poster said - dont do it.
You can always do drills on the bob and weave line if you enjoy the head movement. good defenses is an addictive trait I know
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