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    Lets clear this up.. I have read that, in the boxing stance the weight should be more on the rear leg, on the other hand I have read that the weight should be equal between both legs or slightly on the lead leg. I have bought the Navy Boxing Book and it suggests 2 stances.. 1 - that the weight should be equal, or slightly over the lead leg. 2- the weight is more so on the back foot, with the lead leg as a pointer..as this is purely a defensive stance, it suggest.. which makes sence, because when I tend to put more weight on my back leg..my head is further out of range.. book is here.. go to amazon and type..

    "Boxing (Naval Aviation Physical Training Manuals)"

    Is where I basically study the sweet science..

    What is your take on this... Lets clarify this.. Thanks..

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    Passage - from the book "Edwin Haislet - boxing" basically the blueprint for the sweet science as the navy boxing book is almost word from word from Edwin's book...

    "The secret of the proper stance is to keep the feet always directly under the body. Which means that the feet should be a medium distance apart. Either the weight is balanced over both leg, or the weight is carried slightly over a straight left leg. With the left side of the body tunning a straight line from the left heal to the tip of the left shoulder. This position permits relaxation, speed, balance and easy movement as well as a mechanical advantage, making possible tremendous power"

    ..Priceless information..

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    This is taking right from the Famous book... "Boxing - by R.G Allanson Winn/B. Fletcher Robinson" A staple read for every boxer.. (Type that into google and find the E-book)

    "The weight should evenly divided between the feet. The reasons being is thus advancing and retreating are made easier. If you stand say 3/4 of your entire weight on the left or advanced foot, and want to retreat, it will take longer to shift that weight than it would if you only had half the weight on the left foot. Similarly, with regard to the right foot, if you have 3/4 of your weight on it you would be longer in advancing than you would if properly balanced"

    I tend to agree honestly.. and having a slight edge on the ball of lead foot as an anchor..(like in the navy boxing book) you need the left to me stable when throwing the right hand... And a solid pivot for the hook...

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    All movement is instigated by your centre of gravity, your coxxys and hips. your stance distance is your walking gait. What is important is proprioceptive ability, your Skin, touch and feel understand that you will get there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Scrap View Post
    All movement is instigated by your centre of gravity, your coxxys and hips. your stance distance is your walking gait. What is important is proprioceptive ability, your Skin, touch and feel understand that you will get there.
    Is distribution of weight irrelevant? For power.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BCBUD View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Scrap View Post
    All movement is instigated by your centre of gravity, your coxxys and hips. your stance distance is your walking gait. What is important is proprioceptive ability, your Skin, touch and feel understand that you will get there.
    Is distribution of weight irrelevant? For power.
    Understand its the floor that moves you. Body is there to move the head otherwise its going k nowhere that it has to go back to where it started for a reason, balance, proprioceptive ability. You have 3 things where if in line govern movement Head, where the ears are, Hips centre of gravity coxxys and Feet. Its where they are in relation to each other that generates power, through and with the help of skin. Bodies biggest organ.
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    I never liked stances with weight even between the legs. That's how you end up with stiff hipped guys, standing straight up with their heads high and in the middle. I prefer weight more on the back foot, back hip I should say. This is only starting position of course, weight changes when you need to punch or move...most of the time at least.

    Most important thing is the ability to move your weight with control though. Regardless of where it starts if it's stuck in one place you'll only ever be half what you could be.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scrap View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by BCBUD View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Scrap View Post
    All movement is instigated by your centre of gravity, your coxxys and hips. your stance distance is your walking gait. What is important is proprioceptive ability, your Skin, touch and feel understand that you will get there.
    Is distribution of weight irrelevant? For power.
    Understand its the floor that moves you. Body is there to move the head otherwise its going k nowhere that it has to go back to where it started for a reason, balance, proprioceptive ability. You have 3 things where if in line govern movement Head, where the ears are, Hips centre of gravity coxxys and Feet. Its where they are in relation to each other that generates power, through and with the help of skin. Bodies biggest organ.
    would it better to distribute the weight over the hind foot in order to lift of the big toe or is weight distribution done over the centre?

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    Its understand mechanics of movement. Think walking the 1st upright thing we do after standing, where is the foot position when we move forward, as regards drive. Also your walking gait is your natural balance,singles coming from your centre of gravity Hip area. Which is controlled by the Head. Then you will understand better movement, its worth a try..
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    Quote Originally Posted by Scrap View Post
    Its understand mechanics of movement. Think walking the 1st upright thing we do after standing, where is the foot position when we move forward, as regards drive. Also your walking gait is your natural balance,singles coming from your centre of gravity Hip area. Which is controlled by the Head. Then you will understand better movement, its worth a try..
    me likes your biomechanics of a punch nothing fancy just simple movement for fast and accurate punching. but could a short fighter benefit from this. like mike tyson?

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    Quote Originally Posted by BCBUD View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Scrap View Post
    Its understand mechanics of movement. Think walking the 1st upright thing we do after standing, where is the foot position when we move forward, as regards drive. Also your walking gait is your natural balance,singles coming from your centre of gravity Hip area. Which is controlled by the Head. Then you will understand better movement, its worth a try..
    me likes your biomechanics of a punch nothing fancy just simple movement for fast and accurate punching. but could a short fighter benefit from this. like mike tyson?
    He did at the start of his career, after prison his feet got wider. Stopped his mobility.
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