Therefore even if you get punched in the chin and it is tucked, it will cause enough distraction with opportunity to the opponent to keep hitting you.
Everything can be determined few split seconds before you enter the hotzone and you are lifting your arms incidentally en route using them for attack or defense - before you enter the hotzone! Of course if the strikes are not powerful enough and your tactics suck, then opponents could recuperate and it would have been good if you tucked your chin and you can exchange blows until one of you falls and bla bla blah...
Often in Fighting Sports Sparring and Competition you will see shadow boxing used for defense for moving in and out of the hotzone – In for some action, and out for safety… Once you are in you can continue with a combination if the opponent is still standing of evades your first and even second attack.
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