Take Dominant Angles With These Southpaw Techniques
Remember Rockhold vs Bisping II? You damn well better.
If you observe the punch that started the end, you’ll find that Rockhold left himself open for the left hook by giving up the outside angle in favor of the inside angle. For those unfamiliar with the angles, there are inside angles (lead foot pointing towards the opponent’s centerline, thus making the jab easier to land by shortening its distance) and outside angles (rear foot pointing towards the opponent’s centerline, thus making the rear straight easier to land by shortening its distance). There are also minor and major angles, but that’s a topic for another day.
Both angles have their perks and drawbacks. It’s your choice on how to use these tools. If you know the pros and cons of each, you can begin to exploit advantages and disadvantages.
2 Southpaw Techniques For Muay Thai
If you have a good eye, you will have also noticed Luke Rockhold’s lean strongly resembles that of the pull back defensive lean used by Yodsanklai. “But, wait. Wasn’t that a factor in Rockhold’s downfall?” I find it hard to isolate that technique from the finishing sequence of how he gave up the outside angle, so we’ll leave that for another time.
I’m basically saying that I don’t know if that played a factor in his downfall, but I am sure that it’s played a factor in the success of others. Yodsanklai is one of those successes.
Muay Thai Southpaw Strategy | Pull Back Defensive Lean
The left kick is a weapon like no other in the Southpaw arsenal. Thankfully, it can also be used by the orthodox fighter against the southpaw. How do you use it most effectively, though? Good question. And that’s why we have Lawrence Kenshin Striking Breakdowns:
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