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Old 11-12-2012, 08:41 AM   #1
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Default How do you slip the jab?

I am working more on my counter punching and, although I can often "time" (i.e. figure out a pattern in my opponent's attack ---> e.g. the jab is often followed by the cross or they tend to lash back after I throw a punch) the attacks after the initial jab, the first jab itself the opponent fires in an exchange is often very difficult to predict due to the quickness of the punch and my slow reflexes.

Any tips?
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Old 11-12-2012, 10:19 AM   #2
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Unless your opponent telegraphs his jab I would recommend anticipating it instead of trying to react to it, especially if you have slow reflexes. Keep your head and feet moving then you could find yourself in a position to counter when a jab sails over or by your head. If you're in punching range and you're not moving your head then get your guard up!!
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Old 11-12-2012, 10:21 AM   #3
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I wouldn't go trying to slip the jab every time unless you have a reflex based style, it's better to parry.

If it's an opponent who constantly pumps the jab, then every now and again its easier to do a quick slip and counter to catch them off guard
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Old 11-12-2012, 10:24 AM   #4
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Default Re: How do you slip the jab?

when your opponent jabs at you pretend to slip and fall and this will freak him out because he hasnt hit you yet.

but on a serious note you dont EVER slip the jab (1 punch) because Next time he engages with you, he’ll most likely fake the jab and then throw a right hand right cross It’s better to slip your opponent’s bigger punches because he’s more vulnerable when committing to bigger punches. Don’t to slip too many jabs. They’re really fast punches with minimal recovery time so your counter might be too late. Slipping a jab also burns your energy since you have to move faster than the jab. but the key's to slipping his first jab would be Pivot clockwise, bend your knees and dip your head down to the right just enough to clear the jab and then come back with a right hand counter to the head or body
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Old 11-12-2012, 11:16 AM   #5
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You can constantly move your upper body side to side to slip the jab and any other punches (if that works into your rhythm). Slipping to the right and coming back with a right hand right after is clever, but keep your left hand up and don't get predictable with it. Doing it on a slight angle out of range of the right helps, especially if you bait and make it look like you've thrown a lazy jab.

If you're short or like to crouch at times, you can slip inwards, and as their sight follows your head going downwards (making it look like you might go to the body), an overhand right will land over the top just outside of their field of vision.

It's best to add catching the jab with the glove close to your face (not far out, because you'll set yourself up for the left hook), or also pushing it down with a hard parry to open things up and throw off their rhythm.
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Old 11-12-2012, 05:54 PM   #6
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You can constantly move your upper body side to side to slip the jab and any other punches (if that works into your rhythm). Slipping to the right and coming back with a right hand right after is clever, but keep your left hand up and don't get predictable with it. Doing it on a slight angle out of range of the right helps, especially if you bait and make it look like you've thrown a lazy jab.

If you're short or like to crouch at times, you can slip inwards, and as their sight follows your head going downwards (making it look like you might go to the body), an overhand right will land over the top just outside of their field of vision.

It's best to add catching the jab with the glove close to your face (not far out, because you'll set yourself up for the left hook), or also pushing it down with a hard parry to open things up and throw off their rhythm.
We called this "baiting the target". Ace advice.
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Old 11-12-2012, 10:51 PM   #7
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If you want to slip the jab, you gotta slap the jib first.
Your reflexes will be lightning fast.
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Old 11-13-2012, 08:01 AM   #8
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Slipping Shots, is Helped always, by you Orchestrating movement, Not the other way round. Its a game of Conning the Eyes of the other Guy, and Him, You.
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Old 11-13-2012, 08:10 AM   #9
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Slipping Shots, is Helped always, by you Orchestrating movement, Not the other way round. Its a game of Conning the Eyes of the other Guy, and Him, You.
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Old 11-13-2012, 08:12 AM   #10
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Old 11-18-2012, 12:22 PM   #11
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I'd say the majority of the slipping should be coming because your constantly moving your head without necessarily worrying about slipping. Slipping almost be accident...

You can also wait for the shot to be thrown which is useful if your are setting a counter punch. You dont need to move your head loads in this manner just enough for him to miss and to give you time and balance to counter
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Old 11-18-2012, 08:30 PM   #12
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If you wait for the jab before slipping it, then you're one step behind the other guy. But if you're moving your head side-to-side and changing your height constantly, then you're making the opponent look for you. Then he will be one step behind. He will be jabbing where your head was just an instant ago.

But remember, don't fall into a head movement pattern. Keep it irregular.

Also, slipping the jab to the outside is always safer then slipping to the inside. For instance, against a fellow orthodox fighter, your main slip will want to be to the right. It's safer because, if you slip to the left (inside) constantly, then he can feint you with a jab and nail you flush with a right as you will be kind of squared up. But if you slip to the right, and he feints the jab, you can still easily slip the right by rolling or ducking to the right again.
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Old 11-19-2012, 11:57 AM   #13
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Slipping the jab, or any punch, is anything but a random accident and does not have anything to do with constantly moving your head. That is just wasted motion and that is how you get timed, because try as you might it is impossible to be random in moving your head. Plus, constantly moving the head will frequently leave you unable to punch, unless that movement comes from the feet.
To begin with, you should be out of range. Then you don't have to react to punches that can't reach you and you don't tip of anything to your opponent. The slip is a deliberate move executed to land a particular punch or to accomplish a particular thing. For example, if you want to get close while shortening your opponent's arms, you slip inside the jab and land the right hand to the heart. This is a natural slip and counter because the motion of slipping inside and the motion of throwing a straight right are the same; the target is wide open and you pull in close before he can get his left hand back and be able to throw the right.
It is important to make your slip sharp, like the motion when you punch, because it generally is. Again, mentioned above is the slip outside the jab, going to the right. That should be the same movement as throwing a left hook, which is why that slip (or parry) to the outside and the left hook counter is so effective against a guy that is really stepping with his jab.
You should never slip just to avoid a punch; stay the hell out of range if your aim is simply not to get hit. The only reason to slip a punch is to create an opening to land a punch so you should always practice the slip and the counter.
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Old 11-20-2012, 07:47 AM   #14
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Move your ****in head. Left or right. Keep your eyes on your opponent. Try to move your head and counter at the same time.
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Old 11-21-2012, 06:24 AM   #15
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Slipping the jab, or any punch, is anything but a random accident and does not have anything to do with constantly moving your head. That is just wasted motion and that is how you get timed, because try as you might it is impossible to be random in moving your head. Plus, constantly moving the head will frequently leave you unable to punch, unless that movement comes from the feet.
I totally agree with all ur other stuff but this here is just total BS...

I know you've seen Nicolino Locche, Jersey Joe Walcott, Dwight Qawi, Jose Napoles, etc...

It's not constant constant. It's when u get in range. And, yeah, each movement of the head should put u in counterpunching position off the feet. But it is possible to keep it fairly irregular, which is all u need to keep the other guy from setting u up.

And yes, slipping without countering is a waste of getting into the ring. I like teaching my guys to jab and to slip separately at first, then put it together all the time. Move ur head and jab; jab and move the head. Then add counter hooks and crosses.

But head movement definitely makes it easier to slip the jab.
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