The jab is the first punch that every boxer learns. Arguably the most important punch in boxing, here are 5 things to know about the jab.

  1. The jab is a quick and fast lead hand punch. The jab goal is typically not power.
  2. The jab can be used to set up other shots and can also be used defensively to keep your opponent at a safe distance.
  3. The more relaxed your jab is, the more effective it is.
  4. You can add a step forward or utilize proper footwork while you jab to add more power.
  5. There are a multitude of different types of jabs. Embrace the learning curve and enjoy the process of exploring your jab!