Lesson # 1:
"The dissuasive jab; feinted to the solar plexus".
In this lesson we are going to see 3 things:
1.-How to throw a jab to the solar plexus.
2.-How to jab to the top feinting a jab to the solar plexus.
3.-How to use this feint as a dissuasive weapon against an opponent who tries to counter your jab to the bottom with a straight right.
The great Sugar Ray Robinson was a master throwing a jab to the solar plexus. And like him you can even throw it against shorter opponents.
A good indication that you are throwing it properly is when your arm is parallel to the floor at the punch's contact.
A long step and bending your knees to the maximum guarantees the proper arm position. Also bending from your waistline and leaning your upper body to the side are important points (see figure 1).
Figure 1. - There are a few minor points that you can adjust in this picture so as to suit varying situations.
Lets suppose that you have thrown a few good jabs to your opponent's body; the next time, you are going to feint throwing it low and go to his head instead.
For you to succeed you have to look at his body until your punch makes contact, also you must bend and lean your body as if you were throwing a real low jab . (see figure 2).
Figure 2. - Of course you can throw this jab even before you start throwing your low jabs.
It is more fun when facing an opponent who is highly confident in countering your jab to the bottom with a straight right hand (see figure 3).
Figure 3. - Your opponent has tried to counter with his right hand but you have made him pay for it!