The jab is a simple strike to perform and it opens the door for further shots, making it the most important punch in a boxer’s toolkit. The jab takes very little to no energy to throw, and with it being the closest to the target, it’s usually the fastest shot to land.
A good jab is important for a number of reasons and will help you to win rounds by outscoring your opponents, as well as interrupting their rhythm and occupying their vision. Furthermore, the jab can also be utilised as a way to create, maintain and close the distance between you and your opponent. The power of the jab comes from timing, speed, and accuracy, as opposed to the brute force required of many other punches.
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