The combination of step and jump is an effective and common technique in boxing. However, for beginner boxers, mastering it is difficult for her, mainly in terms of coordination of movements. But, as you know, “the road will overpower the going.”
In order to develop these abilities in yourself, there are special exercises that can be performed both in the room and independently at home.
The complexity of this technique also lies in the fact that a jump strike is conceived and implemented in a rapidly changing combat situation, with continuous enemy opposition, attacks and counterattacks.
The effectiveness of a jump strike directly depends on the speed and accuracy of its application. The entire body weight should be invested in the blow.
If your opponent is tall and prefers to hit from a long distance, you need to change the situation in the ring in your favor. With the help of a jump, you can reduce the distance, while avoiding, for example, a direct hit with the left hand in the head, which among high athletes often reaches the target and unbalances the defending boxer.
Melee is the most effective method against a tall, long-armed boxer. And this is an effective entry into the close range due to jumps and more bounces, slopes and dives.
Moreover, each strike should be evaluated with lightning speed by its effect on the enemy. Depending on this, to decide on the transition to more decisive actions, that is, strikes on a jump, during the implementation of which biases are important – the main protective arsenal of boxers who prefer active combat at close range. They are most advantageous precisely in a battle with a high enemy working at a long distance.
What is the trick?
When applying jump strikes, a jump is made on two legs, while maintaining the distance between the legs. At a long distance, a leap is made on two legs and immediately a long distance retreat due to a sharp unexpected reduction in distance. This is the “trick” of such attacks.
If we talk about the combination of direct and side impacts, a long straight and side can be inflicted on the jump. But you need to remember that when the enemy is tall or moves well, he often goes on a slope.