Standing with your dominant hand/leg in the back makes sense when it comes to throwing more powerful kicks and punches. But with the dominant hand/leg in the front stance, you’re dominating the rest of the competition. And remember “It’s not always the hardest punch that knocks people out. It’s the one that they don’t see it coming!

This stance is like the fencing stance, by using it you’ll be able to put mind break pressure onto your opponent using your effective jab. At the same time exploit the gaps using your left hand, which will be hard to avoid.
By leading with the dominant side, the speed at which you can step away from punches will increase. As well as your ability to step in the pivot position, and trap your opponent with your dominant hand. By the accurate fast jab, precise and graceful footwork, you’ll be a defensive genius that no one has trained to deal with.

Most of the best boxing and MMA unorthodox fighters are switching between stances during the fights. And you’ll be able to do that easily by getting used to standing with your dominant side in front. So, you’ll be a more complete fighter and a threat to your opponent from every direction.

There is no one way, there is no fixed technique, and the moment people think that there is, someone will come along, break the norm with something new. So try the different styles and see what’s working the best for you, and don’t copy someone, because what works for him, might not work for you.

There are a lot of unorthodox fighters in boxing and MMA fighters, who uses the dominant hand in the front stance. Talking about all of them would make this article so much longer. So, I’ll mention some of them in an honorary list below. If you know more, please leave a comment. I would be more than happy to hear from you!

Honorary list

  • Andre Ward
  • Marvin Hagler
  • Cung Le
  • Stephen “Wonderboy” Thompson
  • Miguel Cotto
  • Victor Ortiz
  • Oscar De La Hoya
  • Jimmy Manawa
  • Jay Rodriguez
  • Marco Antonio Barrera