Originally Posted by Jdsm
Watch how Wlad uses and varies the jab. There are so many ways to control distance with the lead hand.
It all starts at the feet though, worry about the base before anything else.
This exactly. JDSM worked on this quite a lot with me over the year i trained with him and once you've caught onto the basics can become very effective against shorter opponents as i found out in my first bout, but as both JDSM and BB said get your feet sorted and proportioned correctly, i spent my first month getting my feet correct and still have to work on it from time to time but its definitely worth it and key for fighting any type of opponent