The fore-fist punch is straight punch with the hand held in a clenched fist; it is basically a jab. The term "fore-fist" is a martial arts term that is not used in boxing. Beginners usually train by standing in a horseback sitting stance with both hands in clenched fists.
- The non-punching fist is held straight out in front of the body (knuckles upward) arm extended with a slight bend in the elbow.
- The punching fist is pulled to its corresponding hip (knuckles downward) with elbow directly behind the fist (do not let the elbow swing outward.
- The punching fist is punched straight ahead to the full extension of the arm with a slight bend in the elbow.
- As the punch is thrown, the fist moves first with the elbow driving directly behind it.
- The fist is kept in the knuckles down position until a split second before impact when the fist and forearm snap inward until the knuckles are facing upward.
- The point of impact of the fist is the base knuckles of the first two fingers.
- All power in the arm and body is concentrated on the moment of impact.
- At the moment of impact, the fist is immediately retracted back to the hip.