Re: the jab
Far be it for me to disagree with the great Emmanuel Steward, but this can't be idealized as the one 'right' way to teach the jab.
Originally Posted by Yuzo
The jab taught by Steward above is geared toward professional boxing, to force the opponent back, to gain territory or to stop and opponent's advance. This jab leads you into contact - for a boxer looking to hit, move and evade and oncoming opponent this is not the tool he would use.
As an amateur I was taught a quick jab to score points or to make contact before a scoring combination.
The emphasis was always speed, a low risk or 'feeler' punch and this is still valuable.
Before turning professional this was overhauled and I was taught the more powerful jab as demonstrated by Steward.
Both have their place and now as a coach I try and teach boxers to use the correct tool for their situation.
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