How to Counter the Jab | MMA Fighting

Chris: Okay, we’re going to go over some strike
counters to the jab. So again, if it’s righty against righty, Chad’s
going to throw the jab. I’m going to parry the jab and then fire a
jab back. Alright? So that’s your first basic counter. He throws the jab, I parry it, and I stick
the jab back at him. Okay? So that’s one counter. So one more time. I parry, I stick the jab back. Second counter is if he throws a jab, I parry
it again. This time I come over the top with the right
hand. Okay? There’s two things to throwing this right
hand. I don’t want to keep my chin way up the air. I want to to sort of get my head out to the
side. So again, Chad throws a jab, I parry, I come
over the top with a cross. So I want to protect my head by making sure
the head is off to the side on a 45 degree angle. Same thing with a jab. If I parry and I fire it back a jab I want
to move my head out to the side. I don’t want to lead with my head for these
strike encounters. I want to keep my head away. So he throws that jab, I parry, I move the
head out, and I stick the jab. So again, he throws a jab, I stick the jab,
he fires a jab, I come over with a cross. One more counter. And you can parry the jab. You can also come around with that hook. Okay? That’s another good way to counter the jab. I parry it, come around with a hook and I’m
aiming for the chin. And again, I’m always keeping this right hand
up to protect my head. So one more time. He throws a jab, I parry it, come across with
that hook. Chad: We’re going to work on entries off of
the jab. Alright? So Chris is going to show the jab personally
as he does, I lower my stance, step at the same time, and shoot in for my single. Make sure to keep the head on the inside. Very similar entry. Another variation of the single, if the leg
comes out, I am going to step in and drive as with my outside hand, make contact with
the knee. Right to my [indecipherable 01:58]. So, one more time. Alright guys, so that is your basic entry
to a single leg take down off of a jab counter in MMA.

22 Replies to “How to Counter the Jab | MMA Fighting

  1. no offense but try grabbing the ankle when you have his leg in between your two, you'll then see he cant even fight it when you lean on his hip with your shoulder. I like to think of the ankle as the wrist of the leg

  2. The jab can also be countered with the front hand, not just with the back hand. You can parry or deflect the jab using the front hand, either from the inside or from the outside and this gives you the advantage to counter with the stronger, back hand better. If you counter from the outside, you can attack with the back hand either to the body or to the face. What is shown here is the typical boxing block against the jab but there are more ways to do it. The MMA fighters are the best fighters in the world but there are still A LOT of things they could learn. The truth is, their curriculum is pretty narrow.

  3. Why would you slip to the inside while parrying you’re in line for his cross. Why not just slip to outside n come over top with the two. Unless you’re super fast jab

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