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The 3 Most Common Mistakes With The Jab

Mistake #1: Telegraphing The Jab
Pumping your hand down before you throw the Jab is one of the most common mistakes that almost every beginner makes.  The key thing is that the Jab needs to strike directly towards the target.  Pulling your hand down first may feel like you’re hitting with more power but you’re only alerting your opponent that you’re about to throw your Jab.  Focus on throwing your Jab straight out.
Mistake #2: Chin Is Up
This is a common mistake with all punches and not just with the Jab.  It’s natural for us to keep our chin up.  It’s how we talk to people and it’s how we walk the streets; but, it’s going to get us into trouble when we’re Kickboxing.  Keep your chin down when you’re throwing your Jab.
Mistake #3: Elbow Is Up
It’s a common mistake to lift your elbow up as you throw your Jab.  You want to keep your elbow in and you want to keep your forearm vertical as you’re throwing your Jab.  Lifting up your elbow will only make your Jab easier to see by your opponent.  This will only lead you to get your Jab defended and then counter attacked.  Keep your elbow in while you throw your Jab and your Jab will instantly land more successfully.
The 3 Most Common Mistakes With The Jab

Ritchie Yip

Ritchie Yip

Head Instructor at Infighting Training Centers
Ritchie Yip is the Head Instructor for InFighting Training Centers located in Downtown Vancouver and Brentwood Burnaby.InFighting Training Centers offers programs in Kickboxing, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Bootcamp Conditioning Classes and Personal Training
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Head Instructor at Infighting Training Centers
Ritchie Yip is the Head Instructor for InFighting Training Centers located in Downtown Vancouver and Brentwood Burnaby.InFighting Training Centers offers programs in Kickboxing, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Bootcamp Conditioning Classes and Personal Training
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