In boxing bobbing moves the head laterally and beneath an incoming punch. As the opponent's punch arrives, the fighter bends the legs quickly and simultaneously shifts the body either slightly right or left. Fighters generally begin the bob and weave to the right, as most opponents strike with their left hand, or jab hand first.
The move has been incorporated into aerobic kickboxing classes, performed in a U-shaped motion. It is often choreographed into other routines. For example: jab, bob and weave, hook.