The first thing you will notice in my mittwork highlight is that I use the right mitt as the target for the jab. This is based on Kenny Weldon’s mittwork method as you can see below:
He is not the only one. Here is Floyd Mayweather Sr. :
There are significant advantages in using the right mitt for the jab:
- It teaches students to keep opponents behind their jab without crossing their punches.
- The mitt is closer to the head and the student needs to step-in to land the jab. If you use the left mitt the target is too close and is not realistic in terms of distance.
- Your left hand is free and you can always counterattack with a left hook. You can catch students coming in to land the jab.
- You can use your left hand to go for the Thai plum or go for a bear hug (I do this often when the student keeps getting too close. As a counter, the student needs to push me away and attack).