How to Do a Jab Pt.2

The jab is the lead hand attack, often used to gauge distance or stop the opponent coming in.

How to Do a Jab Pt.2
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I start from the regular stance

I start from the regular stance

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I simply extend the shoulder and arm forwards at the opponent. There is also a tuning of the hips.  I often root the lead leg to the floor for additional stability and stopping power.

I simply extend the shoulder and arm forwards at the opponent. There is also a tuning of the hips. I often root the lead leg to the floor for additional stability and stopping power.

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I start from the guard and follow the line straight through.

I start from the guard and follow the line straight through.

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The more I rotate the hips and body, the more range I can get. Sometimes I will want to thrust through the target like a spear.

The more I rotate the hips and body, the more range I can get. Sometimes I will want to thrust through the target like a spear.

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I am ready to set up the right hand.

I am ready to set up the right hand.

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The shoulder leads the strike, and I aim straight down the middle. If I am off centre, I will lose thrusting power.

The shoulder leads the strike, and I aim straight down the middle. If I am off centre, I will lose thrusting power.

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