Re: How Do You Create Angles?
Remember this, every guard has its openings, and every punch thrown creates new openings. If you already have a good idea of the various targets of an opponent's body, you can then figure out where you'll need to be to have a clear shot. For instance, you might have to take a step to the left to land a left hook, or toward your right to land a right. It's not just footwork, it's using dynamic punches, levels/elevations, head-movement, and body-positioning. You need to adjust the length of you punches to cope with a your opponent's movement and position. Don't just throw a lot of punches from one spot, move into position so that you can land those punches.
A big part of creating angles is making your opponent miss. For instance when slipping insider the jab, you can step to the left and then your in position to land a hook. Or you can slip to outside and then pivot to the right to catch your opponent on their blind side. Pivoting in addition to side-stepping can get you into a safe angle to counter from. I find that crouching narrow/oblique stance is helpful as it I can slip punches better and then move into a good spot.
This is just a brief introduction, and I can give some specific examples later on. Anyway, here are a couple of videos that touch on angles, and stepping forward on an angle: http://www.youtube.com/v/vysbW8bvwAw...?v=PvWFwzqeTv4 (look at about 3:30 into it)
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