The Jab

It’s no coincidence that the jab is referred to as punch number 1 in boxing and most reality based martial arts. It is the fastest, most direct closed fist attack. coming off the front hand, closest to the opponent, the jab should be fired off like releasing a coiled spring, no winding up or telegraphing. There should still be power in it though, driving through the target and powering up from the feet, thrusting the hip and turning the body into the movement to power up the punch.

the jab is often used as an opener to to be followed with a more powerful cross, but that doesn’t mean that it should thrown out as a little tap. Throw your jabs with meaning !

How to Throw a Powerful Jab