Re: how to counter the counter jab
If you're feinting while out of range then I can see why your opponent isn't buying them. If you can get closer, your feints will pose a real enough threat to prompt your opponent into leading. Your feints also have to look convincing. For instance, this can a jerking your shoulder forward (resembling the beginning of the jab), or even a quick non-committal jab that is just short of the mark.
Originally Posted by jahmez
Here are a couple of things that you can try:
-Stepping in, and then stepping out to draw their lead. You might have to feint with your shoulder while coming in as to convince them you're stepping in with a jab.
-Stepping forward. There's something about getting closer which pressures an opponent to punch. Feints from in close will force your opponent to lead, react defensively (giving you an opening in the process), or retreat.
After you draw their lead, you need to defend against it. You either catch/parry their jab, or slip it and come back with your own. Personally I like to borrow part of the old-timers stance, which is standing nearly sideways to my opponent, in a semi-crouch, with a slight dip/lean to the right which makes it easy to slip punches.
One great fighter that I like to watch is Emile Griffith, he had a good jab and he knew how to land it.
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