Low Jab Intercept

The low jab intercept is one of many "level change and attack" possibilities, conceptually similar to the clinch entry in that respect. It's a great way to surprise your opponent and change the game in your favor, and can be a solid conditioned response against an unexpected barrage of punches.

In the images below the defender uses a punch for the high cross. We'd generally prefer to use a palm rather than a punch in self defense, as the chances of breaking your hand on your opponent's head are high.

The low jab, done with proper form as seen above, is a great interception against a great variety of empty hand attacks. It tends to stop the attacker cold and allow for an easy high cross follow-up.

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