MMA Southpaw crew?

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  1. Socrates

    Socrates New Member

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    Any other southpaws out there?

    I like being left-handed but it's hard to find good coaches who know how to coach a southpaw. There really isn't even a website for southpaws.

    It's also a pain when we are working on standup technique because me and the partner obviously can't do what everyone else is doing because I'm backwards. I can't switch to right handed and be a realistic opponent.

    Tough life! Lots of advantages too though I guess.
     
  2. wallydog11

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    come join my gym

    our coaches give southpaws crazy attention. :squint:
     
  3. ZZex

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    I'm a natural southpaw but when it comes to boxing, I'm more comfortable being orthodox. FML
     
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    2ofdem OT Supporter

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    I can box either way used to come in handy when helping out people sparring and confuses people when you switch mid round.
     
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    iCEgECKO Ballin' at 5'2''

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    I train both sides just incase.
    Both sides have their advantages.
     
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    southpaws have a huge advantage in MT
     
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    watagatapitusberry OT Supporter

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    i find it advantageous in almost every athletic situation, MT especially

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    question for southpaw MT guys. do you ever check the kicks of orthodox opponents with your left (rear) shin. i feel like it's a sort of "power check." i don't train formally at the moment so i dunno who else to ask
     
  8. Maestro Nobones

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    i'm traditional but its weird I switch back and forth when using my hands
     
  9. checkii

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    I got to disagree. first case being your liver is more open. Second there is not that much of an advantage if the orthodox fighter has plenty of lefties to work with.

    and not sure how a lefty checking a kick is any different if you're lefty or righty. I know some guys who like to push their shin forward when they check, but i dont see how that is exclusive to just the lefty being able to do. :dunno:
     
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    watagatapitusberry OT Supporter

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    true that my liver is more open, but i tend to guard it more also. i think the main advantage is that lefties have way more experience with righties than vice versa, so i feel like i can force my game plan a little more

    i thought it was traditional to check your opponent's rear kick with your front shin? righty vs. righty, that would mean just lifting your left leg. i prefer using my back leg (left leg), so i bring it way forward. if i use my lead leg, i have to bring it across my body to catch the kick. i haven't really seen any orthodox MT guys who check with their rear leg. i think this paragraph makes sense haha
     
  11. teep

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    you can check kicks using whatever leg you want.
     
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    that's the advantage, southpaws are used to fighting orthodox more than vice versa

    the combinations and counters you use regularly against orthos doesn't necessarily translate over to southpaws
     
  13. checkii

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    that imo, is the only real advantage. Case in point, Yodsaenklai. Left high kick, right hook, straight left, rinse repeat.
     
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    checkii ฝรั่งตาน้ำข้าว

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    I know, but people are making it sound like there's a physical benfit.


    Sou8nds dumb, but I have the hardest fucking time holding pads for southpaws. It's like tryign to write in cursive with the wrong hand.
     
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    a southpaw with good left kicks are super hard to counter, huge advantage in MT
     
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    harder than an orthadox fighter with really good right kicks?
     
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    IMO, yes
     
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    but I believe ortho left kicks are much easier to land and much harder to be countered than right kicks
     
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    checkii ฝรั่งตาน้ำข้าว

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    how is it any different?
     
  20. Maestro Nobones

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    I'm also a big fan of ortho left kicks.
     
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    they are attacking from the opposite side.
     
  22. checkii

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    :rofl: :h5:
     
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    I think the liver being closest to an opponent is more of an advantage for a southpaw.

    While a southpaw is in danger is an orthodox's left hook and right cross, an orthodox fighter's liver is in danger from the southpaw's powerful left kick and left hand. Trying to distinguish whether a kick is coming to the liver or the head is pretty difficult, which is why guys like Crocop and Zarumskis land it so much.

    Crocop, Florian, Machida and a few others have fucked up some livers. On the other hand, Bas Rutten fucked up a lot of southpaws with his left hooks to the liver.
     
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    checkii ฝรั่งตาน้ำข้าว

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    i dont se it better one way or another, its mechanically/physically it is the only difference is what I was pointing out. Everything else is purely just experience and exposure to the other stance.

    Florian has dropped someone with a liver kick? I'd like him more had i seen it
     

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