I started going to this boxing gym, it's far from a legit boxing gym though it's a bit of everything, BJJ, Thai boxing, Boxing etc.. anyhow, this was my second time here and now that I am actually in good shape I was able to be focused and be there mentally to learn something lol
So the coach wants you to throw the jabs keeping the support leg completely stiff while reaching forward with the lead hand and using your back leg to push forward. Now, I am not trying to become a boxer or anything like that, but I am learning self deffense and I like sparring for fun. If I was to keep my support straight and stiff that could leave me open to get taken down or kicked on that leg? I watched clips of different MMA fighters and for the most part, when inside the range no fighter keeps their support leg like that. I even looked at some GSP highlights since he is known to have a very decent jab in the MMA game and he keeps his base low with both legs bent. Can anyone explain to me if I make any sense and if in fact a boxing jab is different from a MMA jab?