刻み突き
Kizami zuki
Jab

Also known as mae te 前手 (front hand) or mae te zuki 前手突き (front hand punch).

Thomas Bauer
Nikko Dojo

 

 

 

Gōjū ryū

Gavin Mulholland, Four Shades of Black

 

Azuma Takashi 東孝

Daidō Juku 大道塾

 

Enoeda Keinosuke
Shōtōkan

Enoeda and Charles Mack, Shotokan Free Fighting Techniques

 

Jōdan kizami zuki 上段刻み突き (upper-level jab) showing hip and shoulder rotation

Nakayama Masatoshi中山正敏
Shōtōkan

Dynamic Karate

 

空手道技を極める
Karatedō: Master the Technique

 

Okazaki Teruyuki 岡崎照幸
Shōtōkan

Okazaki Teruyuki and Milorad V Stricevic, The Textbook of Modern Karate

 

 

Shōtōkan
Planet karate

 

Patrick Devalier, Mixed Martial Arts Anatomy

 

Nikolai Valuev jabs John Ruiz
Boxing

ESPN

The first punch a boxer will learn is the jab. It can be used to keep your opponent at a distance and to score points at long or medium range, discourage your opponents from moving in and set him up for a powerful right cross.

Most trainers will tell their fighters to “fight from behind the jab.”

Start in a boxer's stance, both fists relaxed and palms facing each other, your right hand closest to your chin and your left hand approximately four inches in front (opposite for southpaws). The jab is thrown with the leading hand in a straight line towards your target and returns in a straight line to your chin. As the jab leaves the guard, the fist gradually clenches, rotates a quarter turn (palm facing downwards) and is fully clenched just before impact. DO NOT make the common mistake of dropping your right hand when you throw the jab because you will leave an opening for a left hook counter.

The jab is the busiest punch in boxing. Although not a power punch, it can cause a lot of damage over the course of a bout.

A boxer can “stiffen.” his jab by turning his hips with the punch and stepping in as it is delivered.

Claude Evans

 

Mud dhrong หมัดตรง as jab

Kat Prayukvong & Lesley D Juniakan, Muay Thai: A Living Legacy

 

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Shane Dorfman in a World Cup tournament