Any righties prefer fighting southpaw?
Recently while sparring i got thrown to the mat pretty bad and landed awful on left side, hurting my left shoulder and elbow. I couldn't really throw a jab or front hook in orthodox stance, and as I often switch to southpaw every so often i thought why not, let me make it my primary stance. I disliked it at first, but now, even as my arm is getting better, I'm starting to become more and more accustomed to it, liking it even more than orthodox.
I really like the added finesse and agility my (now right-handed) jab has, and quite frankly, partially thanks to my old karate teacher always making us do EVERYTHING both left and right handed, my left cross is only a slight step shorter in power than my right. But the ability to throw an even more powerful front hook i think makes up for it.
Kicks haven't become a problem either, as i use them in a very situational manner, so i'm used to having to quickly switch stances if the opportunity is open for a nice strike.
Of course, it must be noted that i don't keep EXCLUSIVELY in southpaw. i still often switch back to orthodox; really, its just i start off with the initial southpaw stance and work my way around from there. Its like a 60/40 ratio now, the same it would be if i was fighting orthodox except obviously inversed.
So what are your all's thoughts?