Jab – Split Cross Knockout Combination [Video Tutorial]
Cover Photo: Joe Camporeale – USA TODAY Sports
The split jab – cross sequence has been one of those nasty combinations I have seen pulled off in the boxing gym many of times, but rarely have I seen it deployed elsewhere. I believe that it is an underutilized sequence that is as fundamental as the one – two punch combination itself.
The stunning effect of splitting the jab creates an opening and angle for a free shot to follow up. Lowering your weight as you split the jab with your own punch increases the chances that the opponent’s head pops back, the movement of the split itself creates an angle for the cross to go straight through the side of the chin – the perfect trajectory of a knockout shot.
As I watched Danny Garcia floor Rios with this sequence, I knew that it would become something worth talking about. . . Yet! The public still seemed to miss its beauty as a simple, yet masterful finish.
In this video we quickly break down the sequence after a short highlight of its real world application. A great follow up to finish this combination in Kickboxing or Muay Thai, would be the step through switch kick.
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Paul Banasiak is a Professional Muay Thai Athlete/addict, 9x champion, trainer, and fitness professional currently living, training, and fighting in Thailand. After leaving his studies in the medical field without looking back, he decided to fully follow his passion of helping others become the best version of themselves, graduating first in class with a Health and Exercise Science Degree and creating MuayThaiAthlete.com. A website for passionate individuals that want to take their lifestyle, mindset & training to the next level.
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