Perhaps one of the most underrated skills is good footwork. Footwork is what makes the boxers look so graceful when they moving around in the ring. It can make a person look like they are gliding around in the ring without effort. Other than aesthetics, footwork has one of the most practical uses in boxing and MMA. While punching is cool and all, you won’t find much success if you are unable to set it up with proper footwork. Having good synchronization with your body is also key to punching power.
Another usage of footwork is defense. It makes a person more efficient, and allows them to maneuver around easily. This allows the person to defend against strikes better and more efficiently.