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    Hi,

    I am new to boxing and have been training to try and get into it. I am 16 years of age and I am 6 foot 1 I have a fair reach and want to improve my left jab as this is one of the most Important punches (read on front pageÂ* ) has anyone got any tips and tircks and how I can do this?


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    dam u lucky ass....lol...im 16...5'7.......ok your jab u wanna use not as power.....u wanna use your jab to set up other punches and control the ring.......

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    http://www.balazsboxing.com/thegym/boxingbasics.htm

    has a good tutorial on how to perform the left jab.. Also searching this board you'll find a lot more help on this.
    Above all, practice.. As you've already read, your left jab is important (one of the most important) so spend a lot of time practicing and practicing again until it feels like you were born doing left jabs.. and then pratice the jab some more.. =) This advice holds true with any punch or techniques you want to master..
    Just seek out some good instruction on proper form (you don't want to become an exert at punching with bad form as it may be hard to go back and fix a problem thats been built up over a long period of training) & practice practice practice.
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    Default Re: Left Jab

    Quote Originally Posted by Universalcomplex
    Hi,

    I am new to boxing and have been training to try and get into it. I am 16 years of age and I am 6 foot 1 I have a fair reach and want to improve my left jab as this is one of the most Important punches (read on front page ) has anyone got any tips and tircks and how I can do this?

    It depends on your understanding of how punches work, how you move your shoulder into the punch and your feet leg movement, bending the knees, twisting your feet etc


    Some people dont understand it until they have learnt the basics of every punch, others need to learn 1 punch at a time and perfect it....
    5 foot 4 inches and 154 lbs of PURE MAN

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    welcome.

    some people use the jab as a hard shot because it keeps the other person off balance plus it scores points others paw or put it out as a range finder for other punches.
    Just general stuff for now, practice, use a mirror to help you spot mistakes, remember to pull the jab back as quick as it went out unless you want to go for a loose style (not everyone can so it so beware )

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    Brilliant, Thanks so much. I will practise and practise till I get this right. Thanks again to everyone that gave advice.

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    A speedy, quick jab is what you want. You want to be able to pop it in their face and draw it back again before they know what's happened.

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    My fav

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    AndÂ* you can do them horizontal fist with elbow out or vertical fist with elbow down.
    The last one offers you more protection to your ribs and faster reaction to protection when starting out.
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    I can explain it.
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    You'll hear a lot of falsehoods and misinformation re: the jab. Here is my version of the truth. Your stance is vital so try this; stand feet under your shoulders, toes on a line, shift all weight to rt foot, left foot off floor, toe at about a 40 degree angle to right toe, take a natural step forward, move right foot at 2" directly right. Important note: when positioning left toe, rotate whole leg inward. You want your weight evenly distributed, maybe even shaded to your rt foot.

    When you jab do not shift weight to your left foot because then you can't move nor can you throw a proper right (recall Quartey-DeLaHoya and how Ike was unable to move in behind a jab, having put weight forward with the punch) picture an xy axis centering your body from each side. You always want the shoulder of the hand your are punching with to cross that center line where you move the fist. With the jab you utilize a barely perceptible twist of the hip, and of the shoulders (from the 10 or 11 on a clock to the 12) keep the elbow down then snap it up and fully extend the arm the punch landing on the large knuckles. All motion is forward and the trajectory should rise slightly. Don't listen to that "bring it back fast" crap or you'll end up pulling your blow. What is vital is that the fist return along the same path it left on.

    If you put your shoulder into the jab, and pop the elbow/rotate the fist your chin's behind your shoulder and your arm retracts with the shoulder- impossible to drop your left. the jab is a fluent natural punch - practice "catching flies" out of the air. Or get your trainer to tape 10 little spots to the mitt and try to snatch them off The pop in the punch comes from several source: first, the quick turn of shoulder and hip; second, the sudden snap in the elbow; and third from your feet. You want your hands and feet coordinated so that each time your left foot moves you jab, pushing off the rear foot go watch some fencing, or Rcardo Lopez tape. good luck
    Last edited by Chris Nagel; 07-17-2009 at 12:03 PM. Reason: Just polishing it a bit.

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    Step with our front foot into the jab, it makes it stick.

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