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Old 05-10-2017, 06:25 AM
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Default Question on strong side forward?

For someone like my self who is Right handed but Left footed which side should I put more emphasis on to be my strong side forward?

Would I be correct in thinking I should go left lead, as my left leg is my strongest tool and longest weapon?

I would appreciate hearing everyone's thoughts on this.

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Old 05-11-2017, 12:35 PM
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Train Both.
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Old 05-11-2017, 12:57 PM
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Why is your left foot stronger than your right foot?
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Old 05-11-2017, 01:20 PM
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Why is your left foot stronger than your right foot?
It just naturally is, ever since being a child it has been my dominant leg. And yes I train both legs!

I was asking from a old school JKD point of view, if I was to put focus on a more dominant side, which side would be better to focus on.
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Old 05-11-2017, 04:33 PM
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purist will say right lead, others will say your left. The reality is train both.
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Old 05-13-2017, 03:45 AM
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JKD was developed by Bruce Lee, for Bruce Lee; given his particular strengths and weaknesses.

And that tended to continue to evolve; depending on where he was at any point in time as his strengths became greater; and his weaknesses less.

Case in point: his emphasis on Chi Sao and the Trapping it was meant to enable, drastically changed after he found during Chi Sao with Jabbar; that Jabbar's arms alone, were longer than Lee's legs!

The result being that he now saw the use of those two things even more differently than he had previously; and this resulted in his changing some things once more.

The purist is often oblivious to this.

Bruce Lee did not appear to have a right hand, left leg dominance.

Therefore, he would not have solved for that in himself in the way the OP might need to.

What Lee would have advised would have been what he was known for advising - tailor things to your strengths and weaknesses, even as you continue to work on strengthening or improving the performance of the weaker.

In a sense, you in fact have an edge as you are.

A southpaw is expected to have a stronger lead leg.

Here you are with the opposite of that.

That - is an added advantage the typical southpaw does not have.
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Old 05-14-2017, 03:03 AM
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Why is your left foot stronger than your right foot?
As with being double-jointed (the result being, for example; that you can do splits without ever having to work at it) some people are born with one or another of that kind of mix of dominance.
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Old 05-16-2017, 02:37 PM
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It's time to evolve and change your bias towards your left leg and start practicing more with your right leg more. You need your right hand and right leg in order to bridge the gap using the scientific lead strategies. Say goodbye to lefty and save it for whenever you end up in the orthodox stance. Or better, practice the left leg for spinning side / spinning hook kicks. Best would be to practice both but make sure the right leg is your new dominant leg. It won't be that bad to get used to.
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Old 05-17-2017, 01:29 PM
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It is obvious in his wording that his is not a bias, or personal preference, rather; he was born that way.

There are lots of people like that.
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Old 05-19-2017, 09:30 AM
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In a way I can relate because my left sidekick is way more comfy and fluid than my right leg. I think it's mainly because my right leg does a better job at being the supporting leg during the kick. However, I still use the right side because I'm right handed and it wouldn't change the economy of motion principle.
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