the pull back

Jan 20, 2013
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As a southpaw im looking for new defense tactics to add. And the pull back aka lean back whatever you want to call it is catching my eyes.

To a lot of people its more of a fancy/risky manuever but In my experience if you know what youre doing you can have a lot of success with it.
As a southpaw I read the pull back is actually MORE effective because of the distance of the rear hand and ineffectiveness of the lead. 1st question is on that just want to see other views on that statement?

2nd question is just proceeding the pull back and would like any tips/advice for trying this. Pros-cons

Thanks in advance
 

Chacal

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Jul 26, 2012
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As a southpaw im looking for new defense tactics to add. And the pull back aka lean back whatever you want to call it is catching my eyes.

To a lot of people its more of a fancy/risky manuever but In my experience if you know what youre doing you can have a lot of success with it.
As a southpaw I read the pull back is actually MORE effective because of the distance of the rear hand and ineffectiveness of the lead. 1st question is on that just want to see other views on that statement?

2nd question is just proceeding the pull back and would like any tips/advice for trying this. Pros-cons

Thanks in advance
Get basics down before trying to add stuff like that into your arsenal.
 
Jun 2, 2012
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[MENTION=33]AnthonyW[/MENTION]
Hi :hi:

As a southpaw im looking for new defense tactics to add. And the pull back aka lean back whatever you want to call it is catching my eyes.

To a lot of people its more of a fancy/risky manuever but In my experience if you know what youre doing you can have a lot of success with it.
As a southpaw I read the pull back is actually MORE effective because of the distance of the rear hand and ineffectiveness of the lead. 1st question is on that just want to see other views on that statement?

2nd question is just proceeding the pull back and would like any tips/advice for trying this. Pros-cons

Thanks in advance
Firstly, it all depends on your height, reach (in comparison to your opponent), your reflexes and reactions also, along with your judge of distance, your experience level, etc.

The lean back can be very risky if you have not quite got the technique down, just as important is your decision making, your choosing of when to use it, for example, should you use it up against the ropes whilst against a very aggressive opponent?

If you are at height disadvantage, I really wouldn't suggest using the lean back, virtually pointless in almost any scenario. Whereas, if you have the height and reach advantage it can be a very effective defense.

In terms of the stances, I have found it quite effective up against orthodox boxers in my experience, but following the lean back/straight left up with moving off laterally to my right whilst throwing the right hook.

Whenever anyone hears or reads lean back/pull back, they instantly think of Mayweather, etc using it and assume this is the way to use it. But technically, it's not advised to use it this way, hands low, relying on reflexes, etc. When using the lean back, I'd advise using it in two phases. Yourself initiating the attack (example 1-2) performing the lean back (transferring the weight on to your rear leg, lowering/creating a bend in your rear leg, in turn leaning/somewhat lowering your back/body away from the punch) and coming back with a 2nd phase. There is no point using the lean back and not coming back with a counter punch yourself, a lot of people perform a defensive movement and don't return with interest, this is a massive con.

Get basics down before trying to add stuff like that into your arsenal.
The lean back is a defensive basic movement though. No harm in practicing it.
 
Jun 8, 2012
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