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How To Throw A Jab

How To Throw A Jab


In this short video, Gabriel Varga explains the fundamentals of a jab. A punch is much more than extending your hand forward and back. As you will see, Gabriel demonstrates the position of knees and hips as well as the benefits of turning the hand as you extend. 



If thrown correctly, the jab can be a quick way to surprise your opponent with a fair amount of power — all while using your shoulder to protect yourself from unforeseen overhands. The jab is a crucial technique to learn early on and becomes vital during your training, sparring, and fighting.


Technique overview

  • Knees bent

  • Feet shoulder width apart

  • Hands up

  • Turn the hips extend the hand

  • Turn hand palm facing down

  • Shoulder up protect the jaw

  • Other hand guards face


      About the series:

      The Striking Basics series is all about the fundamentals. Gabriel Varga and Hayabusa developed this series to provide value to all fitness combat practitioners. Whether you have aspirations to compete or not, this series is for you. We cover a range of techniques, such as the JabCrossHookBreathing, kicks, and more. If you're a coach who wants to inspire students to have a stronger grasp on the fundamentals, consider sharing this series.


      About Gabriel:

      Gabriel Varga is an impressive martial artist, but we’ll get to that in a moment. We had the opportunity to know him better, and our respect simply quadrupled. His knowledge, demeanor, and overall approach to life are inspiring. If you haven’t already, start following him and his journey, even if you’re not into kickboxing we guarantee you’ll learn something and admire him as much as we do.


        Gabriel Varga



      Gabriel Varga has been training in Martial Arts since he was 8-years-old, and in 2014 was awarded his 4th-degree black belt in Karate. Gabriel is now a full-time competitive kickboxer and a part-time instructor specializing in seminars abroad, and martial arts classes for children in Victoria, B.C, Canada.



      • 2x GLORY Featherweight Champion

      • Bellator Featherweight Champion

      • GLORY Contender Tournament Champion

      • Hero Legends Champion

      • WKN World Lightweight Oriental Champion

      • WKF World Light Welterweight K-1 Champion

      • 2x ISKA Amateur World Champion

        About the Gear:

        Gabriel Varga is wearing 14oz Hayabusa T3 Boxing Gloves in white, Lightweight Shorts and a Hayabusa T-Shirt.

        Abdel is wearing: 16oz Hayabusa T3 Boxing Gloves in Blue, Short Sleeve OdorResist Compression Rashguard, and Chikara 4 Fight Shorts.