he jab is the most important punch in boxing, they say “off the jab” and as soon as that starts landing everything else will. The jab is thrown at different levels of power and does not always need to land to have the desired results. If you want to land a hook or a cross on top of the jab, too much power will knock your opponent out of the way of them. The power of a jab depends on how hard you push off the back foot, if you need to step the length of the step depends on how far your opponent is away from you.
- Push off the back foot and lift the front foot slightly off the floor, if you have distance to cover the back foot moves the exact same distance as the front.
- As you push off your back foot stick your lead fist straight out from your shoulder, turning it over in a corkscrew motion.
- The fist should land right before the front foot lands.
- As quick as the jab leaves your face, it should return to protect your chin.
- After the jab is thrown you should be back to exactly the same stance as you left from, at a perfect distance to follow with a hook or a cross.
- As a defensive move, you can push off your front foot while pushing/punching with your lead hand, their will not be any power on this jab but it will get you out of your opponents punching range.