How do you know when you ready to start switching stance?
Seems most boxing and kicboxing coaches i have trained with seem to say that you have to train one side only, consistently. In karate they say train both sides, though it isn't a forced practice, so i noticed everyone has one side they train more than the other, myself included.
I have noticed that now that I am more experienced training and sparring hard, now that I have a more refined jab, switching stance now makes sparring feel really awkward, as I do most drilling with a left foot forward.
The question is this: How do I know if I am ready to start training with the other lead forward? This doesn't seem like a priority in most of the places i am training, and so i doubt the coaches/sensei is watching me saying "ALRIGHT, NOW YOU ARE READY TO FIGHT WITH A DIFFERENT STANCE" hell at one of the places, he said that one of the straight blast coaches he worked with says to NEVER switch stances. And i see him leaning in that direction.
So as an individual, how do I know when it is time to play with switching stance?
Why do I want to do this? Just something to play with/explore more.