The jab is the most important punch in boxing,
it will help you in your defense it will help you in your offense. The jab will get your
opponent off his rhythm and at the same time it was set you up for your own combinations.
I’m going to show you how to properly throw the right jab, the correct jab, whether you’re
right or left handed. The correct jab. First off let me explain. For the jab, you’re
getting your stance, your comfort zone, your stance, the jab is going to come out and the
jab is the only jab where you don’t step or you don’t cork your body but it’s still
a body punch, and you still throw it with your body. So you’re going to extend out
from right here you’re going to extend out from right here it’s going to come out you’re
going to rotate and at the very end you’re going to do like a little cork screw action
where the thumb is going to be toward the grounds. The reason you do that is to snap
the power and snap through the target and at the same time your shoulder turns over
and you protect your chin. So that way if your opponent counter punches you you’re
always protected in the vulnerable places. So if you throw your jab, you turn it over,
you’re nicely protected there and you bring it back. And remember you don’t move your
body but you extend up with your shoulder and bring it right back, rotate it and bring
it right back. As you practice and develop your jab you’ll be able to throw a high
jab, a medium jab and a low jab, but that’s with practice right now let’s just get down
the jab. The jab, right here again, you’re just going to step, you’re going to snap
you’re not going to step. Snap. Turn it over and bring it back. Over, back. Over back.
Now to demonstrate it at full speed you always want to wear your gloves, these are light
back gloves, for mitts. And just to show you the nice demonstration on the jab, this is
how you do the jab and you notice I’m in my stance, I have my hands high to protect
me, and I’m going to release it from here and it’s going to go right back. So go.