Thursday, February 22, 2007

Reliable boxing combinations

This is a brief summary of what I consider reliable combinations of boxing techniques. As stated in previous posts, make sure you punch targets that won't put your fists out of commission.

These can ALL be modified to use open-hand variations (see Practical Hand Techniques for more), but are effective with or without boxing gloves.

My shorthand:
1. Jab (lead hand)
2. Straight (rear hand)
3. Lead hook
4. Rear uppercut
5. Lead uppercut
6. Rear overhand
A comma (,) represents no pause between techniques.
A dash (-) represents a pause.

The combinations:

... to close the gap:
1,1 (one of the best combinations to close the gap) (this can also be low-high)
1,1,1 (same)

... for all other purposes:
1,2 (the best all-around combination known to man!) (this can also be high-low)
1-3,3 (hooks low and high)

As time goes on, I will try to break these out in instructional breakdowns, either video or photos.

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Anonymous said...

Not sure about 1.4.3 Rear upper cut to to long

Anonymous said...

1,3,3. Has to be one omy favourite combinations. I find the low to high hooks flow so well. I would add a 2 (rear straight) before th first hook though.

Anonymous said...

What about the right hook?? I know its neglected, but shouldn't be forgotten.

Anonymous said...

wouldnt the rear overhand leave the body unprotected?

shayne said...

overhand is not common but is a great surprise if the opponent leaves a gap

Anonymous said...

A cute and simple way to change stance without throwing yourself off balance in the process (going with the flow and narrowing the gap): 1,2 as normal but let your rear leg come up. Throw the 2 (now on the other side) and follow with a 3 or a double 3. Keep your new rear hand held high as you throw the 3! Follow up or float away and reestablish your stance. Opponents may find this awkward to deal with and annoying.

Anonymous said...

If I was you, I wouldn't tell anyone to lead with an uppercut. You will get KO'd. The only time I would do that is fighting in the phone booth

Anonymous said...

I dont think you should ever end a combo with a hook.

Anonymous said...

I'm pretty sure the 5-6-5 combo is meant to be used when you're very close to your opponent and not when outfighting. This combo (aswell as the opposite 6-5-6 or the lead overhead, rear uppercut, lead overhead) is quite common in JKD (especially after a trap) and it works pretty well.