Originally Posted by Frosty
My grandpa says when he was a kid and first started writing, he naturally picked up the pencil with his left hand. However, that was "of the devil" and his mother and the teacher would smack his hand if he used his left to write. He says that forcing him to use his right hand only resulted in him being clumsy with both hands.
I don't think it was that (and I can't recall writing LH). I do know that when I was young my pops placed an importance on being able to hit from both sides of the plate and being able to be an effective LH hitter.
Bummer I loathed baseball.
Additionally as far as boxing/MMA is concerned, I traditionally spar out of a right hand stance but LH is dominant while I feel my RL is more dominant for leg kicks and my left leg is dominant for high/body kicks. I'm just a mess. It did create some unique sparring sessions and was nice to have a solid switch-kick. My right hook out of a SP stance sucks but my OHR out of regular is okay. LH out of orthodox is fine as is my straight L out of southpaw. OHL out of southpaw is beyond slow and telegraphed.