Learning to box southpaw?
I just started taking boxing lessons in effort to balance myself out as a martial artist. My intention is to develop the basic striking and body mechanics needed to defend myself when clinching is not the best option. So I've come here for feedback on a thought about learning to box as a southpaw.
Here are my thoughts why having my strong hand forward would be beneficial:
1) I'll always be a grappler at heart and I shoot with my right leg. Having my shooting leg forward will place me that much closer to the shot (if I have to take it).
2) Since most people are right handed, I will naturally circle away from their power hand.
3) I figure that my jab will be a primary technique and using my strong arm would be wise in a self defense situation where sticking and moving is the best option.
Again, I have no idea what I'm talking about which is why I present these initial ideas for you to comment on. As a grappler, I realize that learning strong-side techniques is the best course of action. However, I have no intentions of becoming an outstanding boxer and thought a modification to integrate my grappling skills (or lack of them) would work for my objective.