For the last 60 years, the term Jewish boxer has been an oxymoron. But Dmitriy Salita, a 25 year-old Russian immigrant, is making history as a top professional boxer and a rigorously observant Jew. While providing an intimate, 3-year long look at the trials and tribulations faced by an up and coming professional boxer,Orthodox Stanceis a portrait of seemingly incompatible cultures and characters boxing promoters, trainers and Orthodox Rabbisworking together to support Dmitriy's rare and remarkable devotion to both Orthodox Judaism and the pursuit of a professional boxing title.
A guide to help beginner boxers decide between standing orthodox left foot first or southpaw right foot first. Breaks down the reasoning and why. To have an orthodox stance means to stand with your left foot in the front and right foot in the back.
In boxing and some other sports, a southpaw stance is where the boxer has their right hand and right foot forward, leading with right jabs , and following with a left cross right hook. It is the normal stance for a left-handed boxer. The corresponding boxing designation for a right-handed boxer is orthodox and is generally a mirror-image of the southpaw stance. In American English , "southpaw" generally refers to a person who is left handed. It is widely regarded that 19th century prizefighter William 'Bendigo' Thompson is credited for introducing the southpaw stance. Left-handed boxers are usually taught to fight in a southpaw stance, but right-handed fighters can also fight in the southpaw stance for many reasons. Fighting in a southpaw stance is believed to give the fighter a strategic advantage because of the tactical and cognitive difficulties of coping with a fighter who moves in a mirror-reverse of the norm. Left-handed fighters are often taught to fight in orthodox stance despite their dominant side being their left, either because of the overriding need to best counter a fighter who uses an orthodox stance, or because of the real or perceived limited number of trainers who specialize in training the southpaw stance.
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