Tip # 3 : Angle your jabs. First jab center chin, second jab side chin, third jab center chin.
The idea here is simple. Don’t punch in the same place every time! Targeting multiple areas with a jab, or any combination of offensive moves, gives a fighter’s attack depth and makes it much more difficult to defend.
One instance where the double or triple angled jab is extremely effective is when an opponent consistently parries. When your opponent blocks a jab to the center of their chin with a perry, they leave an opening on the side of their face. The angled jab forces your opponent to bring their defense back to the side of their chin. Now there is another opening, the center, ready to be hit.
Another instance where the double or triple angled jab is extremely effective is when an opponent consistently bobs. An adjustment needs to be made to properly bob against an angled jab, versus a straight jab, and this makes it even more difficult to successfully dodge.
When an opponent feels pressure to defend against a jab, it becomes an even more effective tool for setting up other attacks. Make sure to ask a Sensei at House of Champions the proper way to angle your jab, and make it a truly effective weapon! Check back soon for Tip # 4 of Tips That Will Make You A Better Fighter, find the end of your jab!