Do me a favor.. post a picture of your set up. I might be able to give some additional tips/pointers
Just some tips:
A. Use your wraps and/or gloves.. I suggest both.. protect your hands... using a mouth piece is always nice too.
B. I don't know if you have any striking experience or not.. but.. make sure you are striking correctly... that includes, but is not limited to: making sure you are hitting with the first two knuckles on your fist, working on your footwork (your feet should never be completely stationary when you throw a technique), etc. So watch some stuff, film yourself, and compare it. You could have all the power in the world, but if your technique is bad.. you will never hit anybody who knows anything. Not to mention.. avoiding bad habits are eaiser than breaking them.
C. Develop your kicks (even if it is leg kicks) and THEN add them into your combos.
D. Try to never stop the bag with your hands.. if it starts rocking all over the place.. knee it, hook it, round house kick it, etc. back to a stationary position. It is good practice.
E. Hit the bag coming towards you.. but equally important, going away from you... it is much more like really fighting someone.
F. If you get in close to the bag (on accident, or on purpose).. don't just drop your hands and walk away.. strike, dip, etc. your way to proper fighting distance.
G. Also, don't just sit there and DESTROY DESTROY DESTROY... otherwise, you are going to be mighty shocked when your opponent parries your jab or cross and socks you. If you know how to properly block, catch, parry, bob and weave, leg shield, dip, etc... add that into your bag work.
H. Try not to be completely random once you get to combos... work on a jab, jab, cross 20, 30 times in a row.. then a Hook, Cross, Hook x amount of times.. a cross, lead uppercut, rear leg kick x amount of times.
I. One of the most important parts.... warm up... stretching, jump roping, etc.. you go straight to throwing bombs and you are going to get hurt.
Uber's duct tape suggestion is important as well. Also, if you want to have a lot of fun. get some marker that can rub off, and draw a face at different heights.. just work on hitting people of different sizes. I enjoy it lol
Truth is.. before you start going combo crazy, it is important that you are doing other things right first..
Last edited by Ramma; 03-31-2008 at 09:00 PM.