looking for tips on two different moves

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  1. Slicknick56

    Slicknick56 Well-Known Member Full Member

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    I know, I know that this is obviously to be learned best in sparring at the gym and practiced but I always appreciate the differnet advice I get on here. Been doing this a long time so I know best is to learn in the gym but dammit if i dont still have problem with...

    1.) slipping outside the right hand
    2.) pivoting to my left

    as for (1) I never seem to be able to slip it completely. I can slip the left to the outside well but slipping the right to the outside always seems to leave me off balance, hard to explain.

    as for (2) when I pivot to the right -against orthodox fighters- im able to really change position and be at a different angle. When i pivot the the left, I feel like im still in the same spot, just side ways lol

    Its weird and probably have to just see it if you cant picture it, and its something I continue to work on in the gym but again, i feel like advice here is usually pretty good so any tips on how you do it or whatever, im all ears.
     
  2. Pat M

    Pat M Active Member Full Member

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    I was taught to slip the right to the outside by turning my body to the left and over my left leg, keeping the right hand high and keeping the shoulders level. Bend your knees, but try to keep your shoulders level, try not to lean forward. Obviously this leaves you in position to counter with the hook. If you want to counter to the body squat lower. Be sure to squat and not lean over. If you squat and keep the shoulders as level as possible, your balance should be okay. If this makes sense to you try it while you shadow box. It should feel normal soon. Hope it works for you. Oh, and if for any reason you get into that position and you can't use the hook, you can get a decent right hand from that position that is hard to see coming. If won't have a lot of power behind it, since it will be forward, but it doesn't travel far and is hard to see.

    I think I understand what you're saying about a pivot to the left. You are right, your left foot is in the same place but you do have an angle and maybe a good position to throw the right. If you want to move more you might have to move your left foot forward before you pivot. Of course that takes more time but it gives you more of an angle. If this is confusing, sorry, just send me a message and I'll try to be more specific.
     
  3. greynotsoold

    greynotsoold Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Slipping outside an opponent's right hand is the same motion as throwing your own right.

    When you circle to the left, make a short arc so you don't get sideways. Here is a real basic use for the short arc pivot: As your opponent starts his jab slide your left foot to the left, barely move it, and jab, take a very short pivot to the left. Just inches. What happens is this: his punch started first but your punch will get there first because you moved away from his and simultaneously cut the distance yours has to travel. Plus, by moving inside his left you've opened a line for your straight right.

    And the pivot is minimal. All you are trying to do is to create an opening to punch through and that almost never require a sweeping movement.
     
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  4. Slicknick56

    Slicknick56 Well-Known Member Full Member

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    Makes perfect sense thanks for the response going to practice both tonight!
     


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