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Old 10-08-2007, 03:31 PM   #1
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Default Finishing with a jab.

Is it good to try and finish a lot of combos off with a jab, i was told it will help you get back into your base stance easier, and keep you in balance.

What are the Strengths/Weaknesses of doing this?
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Old 10-08-2007, 04:14 PM   #2
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Default Re: Finishing with a jab.

Also good for creating space between you and your opponent after finishing a combination. As long as you dont just throw a lazy jab that can be countered over the top, its a good habit to have.
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Old 10-08-2007, 04:27 PM   #3
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I like it. When you throw a combination, you gotta move your head, shuffle your feet or something. When you the the jab, your man has to reset instead of just being ready to counter. You're keeping him moving where you want, and thinking about it rather than just coming after you like any other time. When you get the jab working, you're in control...

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Old 10-08-2007, 09:25 PM   #4
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Default Re: Finishing with a jab.

I was taught to always try to finish on a left whether that be a jab or a hook.

Of course there are exceptions like 1-2 and many others.
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Old 10-08-2007, 10:00 PM   #5
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Default Re: Finishing with a jab.

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Originally Posted by Lostmykeys
I was taught to always try to finish on a left whether that be a jab or a hook.

Of course there are exceptions like 1-2 and many others.
If you're orthodox, left if you're a southpaw
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Old 10-09-2007, 01:27 PM   #6
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Default Re: Finishing with a jab.

If you want to be the consummate boxer and give your opponent even less chance of hitting you, then you always start with a jab... and finish with a jab.

It keeps the opponent from coming after you once you've thrown your combo...
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Old 10-09-2007, 02:30 PM   #7
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Default Re: Finishing with a jab.

Yes it is good. Its the shortest, sharpest and speediest punch in your repertoire. You can create space with it. You can flick it to shock em or put your shoulder behind it to rock em. It makes your offensive attacks more versatile.

Do it.
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Old 10-09-2007, 03:25 PM   #8
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Default Re: Finishing with a jab.

When my trainer taught us the jab he put alot of focus on where we have the non punching hand (always guarding the face). When this other fellow was having trouble keeping his guard up my trainer made him finish all his combinations with a jab, because muscle memory forces you to keep that other hand up. Worked good, and even though i don't have that problem i still sometimes just finish combos with a jab just to mix it up and get back to basics.
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