There are different ways to step with the jab, this is a quick step with the front foot only.


  • By not standing in striking distance all the time, we can try to control when we engage and disengage.
  • We can position ourselves just outside of striking distance, then step in and out of punching range just enough to land the jab, without over committing.
  • We can use this technique to test our opponents reaction, find our range and set up other punches.

Teaching Points:

  • Start by practising just the step.
  • Step forward onto the ball of your foot and straight back to your stance.
  • Don’t let your heel touch down.
  • The foot should be like a spring, in and out of range.
  • Then add the jab with the step.

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