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Focus mitt training for the Straight Right Hand in Boxing and Kickboxing

32 Critical Kickboxing Combinations

Punches in bunches and Kicks in combos.  If you’re a total beginner to Kickboxing, here’s a quick reference of 32 basic Boxing and Kickboxing combinations that you can use in your training right away.

Regardless, if you’re sparring, hitting focus mitts or just putting rounds in on the heavy bag, attacking in combination is one of the most fun and effective ways to do Kickboxing.

The key thing to keep in mind as you’re executing these combinations if to focus on smoothness and fluidity instead of power.

Beginner Kickboxing Combinations

Punching Only

Jab, Jab, Straight Right Hand  

Setting up the Straight Right hand can can be tough. Try pumping out your Jab a couple of times to distract your partner so the Straight Right catches them by surprise.

Jab, Straight Right, Left Hook

Throwing the final Left Hook is done as your partner defends your Right Hand.  As your partner slips past your Right Hand, they’re in the perfect range for you to throw your Left Hook.

Jab, Left Hook, Straight Right

Your Left Hook is designed to force your partner to cover the side of their head.  Thus, leaving the centre of their face wide open for your Straight Right.

Straight Right, Left Hook, Straight Right Hand

You’re using your Left Hook to force your partner to cover.  When your partner covers your Left Hook, they’re now open for your Straight Right.

Jab, Straight Right, Left Uppercut

Your Straight Right forces your parter to duck is head down to defend.  Though they’re safe from your Right Hand, they’re now completely open for your Left Uppercut.

Straight Right, Left Uppercut, Straight Right Hand

When you land your Left Uppercut, you’re essentially lifting up your partner’s head.  When your partner’s head is up, it’s the perfect opportunity to throw your Straight Right Hand.

Jab, Jab, Straight Right Hand To The Body

For a body shot to land correctly, you need to set it up first.  By pumping out your Jab, you are lifting up your partner’s hands.  Thus, leaving your partner’s torso wide open for your Straight Right.

Punches And Kicks Combined

Left Foot Jab, Jab, Straight Right Hand, Right Hook Kick (Roundhouse)

Your Left Foot Jab allows you to get close to your partner safely.  Once they’re defending your Left Foot Jab, your Jab, Cross combination will set up the final Right Kick to their ribs.

Left Foot Jab, Jab, Straight Right Hand, Right Foot Jab

Your Left Foot Jab helps you enter in on your parter.  As you throw out your Jab and Straight Right, you’re lifting up your partner’s hands. And as they back away from you, they’re in the perfect distance for you to throw your Right Foot Jab.

Advanced Kickboxing Combinations

Left Foot Jab, Jab, Straight Right Hand, Left Hook Kick (Roundhouse)

Entering in first with your Left Foot Jab, you’re distracting your opponent with your Jab, Cross.  As they’re lifting up their arms to defend your punches, their ribs are wide open for your Left Hook Kick

Left Hook Kick (Roundhouse), Jab, Straight Right Hand, Right Hook Kick (Roundhouse)

Starting off with the Left Hook Kick, your partner will drop their arms to cover the kick.  Then your Jab, Right Hand combination will surprise them.  Thus, forcing them out of position to defend against your Right Kick.

Left Hook Kick (Roundhouse), Jab, Straight Right Hand, Right Foot Jab

Starting off with the Left Hook Kick, your partner will drop their arms to cover the kick.  Then your Jab, Right Hand combination will surprise them.  Thus, forcing them out of position to defend against your Right Foot Jab.

Jab, Left Foot Jab, Jab, Left Hook Kick (Roundhouse Kick)

Your Jab and Left Foot Jab are linear strikes.  Meaning, their target is the midline of your partner’s body.  As your partner defends the centre of their body and face with their hands, they’ll open to the sides of their body.  That’s when you come in with your Left Kick as a final strike.

Kickboxing Combinations With Spinning Techniques 😃

Jab, Straight Right Hand, Right Crescent, Right Spinning Crescent Kick

Your Jab, Right Hand sets up your Crescent Kick.  The key thing behind the Crescent Kick is that when your partner sees your right hip turn, they’re expecting a kick towards their left side.  But the Crescent Kick, surprisingly, comes at their right side.  Follow through with a final Spinning Right Crescent Kick.

Jab, Straight Right Hand, Left Hook, Spinning Back Kick

By throwing your Jab, Right Hand combination, you’re forcing your partner’s hands up to defend your punches.  Your Left Hook is to distract your partner from seeing your left foot step across to set up your final Spinning Back Kick.

Jab, Straight Right Hand, Right Kick, Left Spinning Back Kick

The Jab and the Straight Right hand is only to force your partner to defensively lift their hands.  Once their hands are up and their torso is open, throw a Right Kick as a fake to set up your final Left Spinning Back Kick.

Kickboxing Combinations With Fakes 😃

Jab, Straight Right Hand, Right Superman Punch

The Right Superman Punch is a set up born from a fake Right Kick.  Lift up your right knee after you Jab, Straight Right combination.  Your partner will drop their hands thinking there’s a kick coming.  Once their hands are down, they’ll be wide open for final Right Hand.

Jab, Superman Jab

After throwing your initial Jab, lift up your left knee making it look like you’re about to throw a left kick. Your partner will drop their hands to defend the fake kick and then they’ll be completely open for your final Straight Left Punch.

Kickboxing Combinations High/Low/High 😃

Jab, Low Straight Right Hand, Left Hook, Right Hook Kick (Roundhouse)

Start your combination off with a Jab followed by a Straight Right Hand to the body.  This will force your partner to drop their hands to cover their ribs.  The Left Hook to the head can only be defended if your opponent leans back to avoid the punch.  Thus opening them up for a perfect Right Kick

Jab, Low Jab, Straight Right Hand, Right Foot Jab

Going high/low/high with your combinations is a great way to create openings on your partner.  A Low Jab will force your partner to drop their hands to protect their ribs.  And then, they’ll rush back and hyper compensate to block the Straight Right Hand to their face.  Thus, creating a wide opening for a Right Foot Jab to their torso.

Jab, Straight Right Hand, Low Left Hook

Start this combination off by doing a Jab, Straight Right Hand to your partner’s head.  This will draw your opponent’s hands up to cover his face.  Thus, leaving his ribs wide open for your Left Hook to the body.

Jab, Straight Right Hand, Low Left Hook, Right Hook Kick (Roundhouse)

By starting off this combination with a Jab, Straight Right Hand to your partner’s head, you’ll force him to cover up high.  And thus, when you throw your Left Hook to the body, your partner will rush to protect the right side of his ribs. Then, your partner’s entire left side will be completely open for your final Right Kick.

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