|All punches hit the front
of the bag and require three rebounds in-between. You will quickly
hear the “triplet rhythm” when doing this. (use
five rebounds if three is too fast).
This creates a very rhythmic punching movement often called
the Basic Punching Pattern, and is also referred to as the
basic rhythm. The body motion and follow through of each punch
sets you up perfectly for the next, and your hands flow easily
IN to the center of your chest, then OUT to the home position.
Notice the RRLL, sequence of the hands. This pattern can start
on any of the punches, so it could also be RLLR, and it would
be the same thing. It does not matter which punch begins the
This is THE single most basic speed bag combination, created
by only two punching techniques. This one combination will
help open the doors to all the rest!
All speed bag combinations work this way. Whenever a fist
punch or elbow strike moves your hands or elbows into the
center to hit the bag, there are always several fist punches
or elbow strikes that will easily follow your body motion
to get you back. This same natural flow of movement allows
you to easily connect techniques from all around the bag,
because no matter what bag area you hit, one technique takes
your hand(s) into the center and another takes you back*.
When you are more advanced, “back*” will not necessarily
mean to the same side that you started from.