Thread: Crab/Philly Shell?
12/15/2011 3:45pm, #21
12/15/2011 4:08pm, #22
12/16/2011 3:43am, #23
If you want to see a boxer who really looks like he's doing the chun, watch Alexis Arguello.
12/16/2011 11:05am, #24
I now really want to hit ChenPengFi. Not for an agressive internet machismo reason just because I don't believe that is a good guard for MMA at all.
12/16/2011 12:54pm, #25
Ftr i'm not advocating anything static.
A simple question however, in the above GSP shot could you see absolutely no advantage to Fitch having his right hand low and closer to GSP's left? (Discounting the impact of the right of course.)
Many setups involve getting your opponent to raise their guard (like GSP above), if the guard doesn't do that by default, it would seem to have some merit, no?
12/16/2011 12:55pm, #26
12/16/2011 2:19pm, #27
EDIT: I just realized you can say that Fitch DID have his hands up but since he still got hit in the face I'm gona go with he needs a better guard with BOTH hands up.
12/16/2011 2:23pm, #28
Honestly I can't believe this is even being discussed for MMA. Who has ever used this in MMA and done well? The only person I can think of is Toney and he got murdered.
12/16/2011 2:50pm, #29
Being able to establish an underhook earlier seems a reasonable goal, especially with the closer side and especially when cornered, no?
Look how evasive Mayweather can be with only one hand up, while cornered.
In mma it's pretty common to try to establish an underhook while pressed back into the cage/ropes.
It seems like a reasonable crossover.
Toney? Please that was a novelty match.
I'd appreciate if you addressed what i am talking about rather than extrapolating that i am advocating using a low lead/Philly shell to the exclusion of other more fundamental strategies, when i clearly stated i am not.
12/16/2011 3:14pm, #30
So, Cheng, do you actually box?"The hero and the coward both feel the same thing, but the hero projects his fear onto his opponent while the coward runs. 'Fear'. It's the same thing, but it's what you do with it that matters". - Cus D'Amato