• A jab is a straight punch from the lead hand.
  • The jab is often referred to as the most important punch in boxing.
  • It’s a quick punch that doesn’t leave you too open or over commit you.
  • Use it and to find range and as a distraction before more powerful punches.

Teaching Points:

  • The hand comes out from guard with the thumb staying up, turn the fist over at the end of the punch.
  • Try not to lock your elbow too forcefully.
  • Snap the punch out and back.
  • The shoulder should naturally lift at the end of the punch. You don’t have to make an effort to lift it. The shoulder should cover your chin at the end of the punch.

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