Re: left hand low- more effective and more versatile
the important hand to keep close to the chin is the right hand
for defense and leverage, but for the left hand for orthodox
boxers there is no right or wrong position as long as
you are aware of the risks.
The classic counter for the low left hand is to follow the opponents left jab
back with the right hand - it then becomes the game of timing and speed.
If a boxer trains with his left low, it is only a matter of time
when you get caught cold with a right hand and if you are bringing it back
- tough to be in position to avoid the right.
Versatility is important, and at times dropping the left is good
if you know what you are doing and have the speed.
Sometimes dropping the left hand can draw the opponents right hand,
but you need to have a flexible plan to deal with the right.
In summary, there are no cast in concrete styles, but for the novice
-do not try to be cute before learning the skills or there will be
a heavy price to pay with some slick fast and smart puncher
bouncing sizzling shots off of your badly exposed "thick" skull.
Last edited by Zelley; 10-08-2010 at 09:04 AM.
BALANCE, LEVERAGE, ACCURACY, SPEED and TIMING - Effective punching.