Thread: Footwork Question
8/25/2010 9:45pm, #11
Simultaneous move and attack. NO CAN DEFEND!
He is both going very slow and not striking at the same time like he should be doing/does when he fights.
8/25/2010 11:33pm, #12
On the flip-side, somewhere else in the video he shows deliberately stutter-stepping into the opponent's 'danger zone as a feint before evading the other direction. Dunno about that one, but yeah, it's in there.
Last edited by maofas; 8/25/2010 11:37pm at .
8/26/2010 7:17am, #13
as with any evasive movement, the smaller the movement the better your chance if landing effective counters.
YouTube- Floyd Mayweather vs Ricky Hatton (Official Highlights)
I would point out however, especially in kickboxing, the pivot is dangerous if the guy throws a roundhouse after the right cross."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
8/26/2010 10:43pm, #14
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8/26/2010 11:43pm, #15
Maofas is correct, the first movements he show work awesome for southpaw if you don't mind ending up in orthodox stance. I use a different one quite often, step back into orthodox stance then pivot off the front to get a better angle. I have yet to properly use his two step backs then pivot when retreating even though I've been shown it dozens of times :( ."Boxing is the art of hitting an opponent from the furthest distance away, exposing the least amount of your body while getting into position to punch with maximum leverage and not getting hit."
8/28/2010 1:29pm, #16
Personally, I find when you make a circular whirl of your rear leg you have to judge when to stop it (too late and your stance winds up too narrow to get a decent punch), and you wind up having a bunch of momentum going to the side which you have to stop.
I find aiming a straight diagonal step instead of whirling, while I pivot on the front foot works better because I land solidly on the ball of my rear foot, which acts as a stopper (which it can't do when whirling because the momentum is going to going sideways). You land with your weight on the ball of your foot ready to push off into a punch or rear leg kick. I like high round kick a lot off this pivot...I should probably look to go low more though. ><
My guess is a shorter stance makes a less momentum-y whirl, but my longer stance with the rear leg whipping around farther away from my core throws me off balance too much.
I drill backpedaling into sidesteps/pivots sometimes, but I never use it specifically as a setup to draw someone in (I guess I'm just not that leet). I just look at it as everyone will be caught backpedaling sometimes (it's what happens when you get caught) and you need to escape that movement before you run out of room.
And I've never used that pivot-into-pivot motion he does, I think that one is really hard to do. I'm happy enough when I land one sweet pivot and want to counter right away so it doesn't go to waste.
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8/28/2010 1:39pm, #17
Wouldn't a straight line necessitate a narrowing of stance?
If one foot is the pivot and tho other goes in a "circle" the radius does not change and the "distance to my core" should not really change either..
Ftr i use a straight line, or even a curve inwards to bring my knees/level more into play.
8/28/2010 1:58pm, #18
No, my step is straight to where my foot would wind up from an ideal whirl (a diagonal step) not stepping on a straight line like I'm standing on a tight rope.
8/28/2010 4:21pm, #19
Understood, i think.
Using this image:
One foot is in the center, the other foot is at one of the corners.
The two paths around the square and circle, to the next corner described by a straight line or a curve are what i am talking about.
Say from "6 o'clock" to "3 o'clock" in the image.
The straight line, one of the sides of the square, means your stance must get narrower as you pivot.
The radius of the circle is constant.
Of course it will obviously end up at the same "width" once it gets there.
9/02/2010 9:16pm, #20
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