|Hand Positions|| Left near waist|
Right guarding chin
|Similar Stance(s)||Detroit Style|
This stance has the user's left arm hanging near the waist while the right arm is closely drawn to the chest area. Mashiba Ryo combines this style with the Flicker Jab to form a very efficient advantage against most boxers.
Strengths and WeaknessesEdit
However, the stance leaves the left side open. Mashiba relies primarily on his reach to keep in-fighters outside of this range, and uses an Elbow Block to cover his exposed left. Despite this, Ippo manages to break the guard by injuring Mashiba's elbow, sealing off his Hitman Style and Flicker Jab.