View Full Version : being left handed, advantage in mma and general street fighting?
08-22-2008, 05:18 PM
so im a southpaw and im starting boxing/wrestling soon.
am i going to have a noticable advantage over other people?
08-22-2008, 05:36 PM
meh, not really. It depends who you are fighting. Some people can adjust quite easily some can't.
08-22-2008, 05:40 PM
against beginners yea probably. i had problems with southpaws for my first two years of sparring/training BUT nowadays it make no difference to me unless if its a pro boxer im sparring (no i havent sparred any super famous pros)
hell yesterday i was looking at one of my fight vids on my facebook and i just noticed for the first time that the guy was a southpaw lol
08-22-2008, 06:24 PM
You'll have a small advantage for awhile.
I'm "right" handed but my stance is southpaw. I do lots of other things left handed as well such as fish and bat.
08-22-2008, 06:40 PM
im right handed but my left hand is stronger you lose
08-22-2008, 09:18 PM
I'm right handed but my standup is soutpaw cause it's more natural for me to have my right leg forward. 13 years of wrestling. Makes single and doublelegs easier for me to go after.
08-22-2008, 11:01 PM
im right hand'ed and i fight better south paw just hurt them alot with the jab