Lead foot straight at target or angled away at 45 degrees?

Discussion in 'Boxing Training' started by Davidalat21333, Feb 20, 2021.

  1. Davidalat21333

    Davidalat21333 New Member Full Member

    May 18, 2020
  2. Pat M

    Pat M Active Member Full Member

    Jun 20, 2017
    Angled, not necessarily at exactly 45 degrees, but angled. Straight front foot will affect balance, weight transfer etc. I've seen fighters who keep their front foot straight, but haven't seen anybody teach it.
  3. doxortho

    doxortho New Member Full Member

    Dec 14, 2014
    Just remember this: there are very few gospel truths in boxing. Learn what works best for you and use it. Know the benefits and trade offs of all techniques and use what is best for you.
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  4. Kamikaze

    Kamikaze Heck Full Member

    Oct 12, 2020
    9 posts in about 6 years.
    Damn, can you use your tenth on me?
  5. Unforgiven

    Unforgiven Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

    Nov 24, 2005

    If your opponent is same stance (orthodox/southpaw) as you are, and you have your lead foot pointed at a slight angle inwards (it will be less than 45 degrees though, probably) it should also be pointed straight at the target (the opponent's centre line), because your opponent is standing at an angle, not square-on.

    The two are the same.

    If you actually pointed your lead foot straight from your own body it would usually be off target unless your opponent is usually standing square on, which is unlikely.
  6. ericdprince

    ericdprince New Member Full Member

    Apr 22, 2013
    I would say angled. At least thats what my lead foot naturally does when I step forward with my jab anyway - so I figure its easy to just stay that way from the stance off rip.
  7. Marimo234

    Marimo234 New Member Full Member

    Apr 27, 2021
    I prefer angled way more than straight since it feels more natural. I don't really angle my foot 45 degrees though.
  8. greynotsoold

    greynotsoold Boxing Addict Full Member

    Aug 17, 2011
    Turning your foot at an angle means nothing unless you rotate your hip forward as well.
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