前突き
Mae zuki
Front hand punch

Also mae ken zuki 前拳突き (front fist punch), mae te 前手 (front hand), mae te zuki 前手突き (front hand punch), and sometimes kizami zuki 刻み突き(jab).

 

Kizami zuki

Gavin Mulholland
Gōjū ryū


Gavin Mulholland, Four Shades of Black

 

Mae zuki while checking with the other hand

Demura Fumio 出村文男

Jose M Fraguas, Combat Karate

 

Kyokushinkai

 

 

 

Junzuki 順突き (lunge punch) is another mae te zuki

 

Mae zuki in kiba dachi 騎馬立ち (horse stance)

Nakamura Tadashi 中村忠
Seidō

 

Jōdan kizami zuki showing hip and shoulder rotation

Nakayama Masatoshi中山 正敏
Shōtōkan

Dynamic Karate

 

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

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Shane Dorfman in a World Cup tournament