Get a Great Jab – 90 Second Boxing Tips

Get a Great Jab – 90 Second Boxing Tips

by Fran on August 16, 2015


As boxing tips go, this is a pretty important one. It is of corse very simple too, after all, the jab is the most simple and straightforward punch that a boxer can throw.

So, It makes me wonder then that if the shot is so simple to throw why is it that I see so many boxers throw it incorrectly?

This is not just an issue of me being picky when it comes to technique. If your jab is thrown incorrectly a) it is much less likely to land and b) you are much more likely to get counter punched. Not where I want you to be.

So now I’m going to provide you with a 90 second video, then following on from that give you common faults in the jab then a link to a follow up video with 7 ways to be better with your jab 🙂

Some common faults to be avoided:

  • Don’t try and hit too hard. Trying to hit too hard often results in the boxer’s weight transferring to the front leg. This has the effect of impairing the balance and making you very vulnerable to counter-attack. Remember, the jab will often be thrown as you move forward, so throwing the weight onto the front leg is very high risk because you add your weight to the incoming shot…not good.
  • Don’t telegraph the punch, allowing tell-tale movement before the punch begins it’s journey. This can be the elbow lifting to the side or the fist dropping slightly, both of which are dead giveaways.
  • Don’t allow your punch to become an upper-body movement. Ensure that the rotation of the upper-body is generated by the push from the front leg.

Finally, here’s that link to the follow up video capturing 7 ways to be more successful with your jab.

Comments or questions below please.



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{ 8 comments… read them below or add one }

vanda August 31, 2015 at 12:35 pm

This is super great!
Thanks Fran!
It helps me not only to understand the jab but to do it!
Jab. Vanda


Fran September 1, 2015 at 6:59 pm

Cheers Vanda, glad that it helps 🙂


Paul_S August 17, 2015 at 5:41 pm

Wow, just when I thought I knew and understood the basic fundamentals of a simple jab, I realise, after watching this video, that I didn’t really know how to jab correctly at all. Thanks for this simple, but effective, 90 second reminder Coach.


Fran August 18, 2015 at 8:14 pm

Cheers Paul – always nice to get a refresh in these things. Techniques should always be reinforced in my experience. Hope that you are well by the way.


PA Caron August 17, 2015 at 1:32 am

Really well condensed lesson there Coach, thank you!

I learned so much the first time I saw your videos – I get a little bit more with each viewing,

Keep it up


Fran August 18, 2015 at 8:02 pm

You’re very welcome, thanks for taking the time to comment.


James August 16, 2015 at 10:25 pm



Fran August 16, 2015 at 10:35 pm

Cheers James.


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