5 Series Boxing Combinations
Quick Intro to Boxing Numbering
To recap and for those of you finding yourself on this page without having read the main boxing combinations page, we number punches in boxing - (again reverse for southpaws):
- 2-Straight Right
- 3-Left Hook
- 4-Right Hook
- 5-Left Uppercut
- 6-Right Uppercut
- And we put a B after the punch if it is supposed to be a bodyshot...
What is a Five Series?
This page will show you how to build 5 series boxing combinations. That's just my fancy way of saying that when you throw a 5 series combination, it consists of five types of punches.
So, for instance, if you're instructed to throw a 1-2-3-4-5 (jab, straight right, left hook, right hook (slam), left uppercut) or a 1-3-2-5-4 (jab, left hook, straight right, left uppercut, right hook (slam)), you are throwing a five series combination because it consists of five different punches. If you throw a 1-1-2-3-4-5 or a 1-3-1-2--45, you are still throwing a five series combination even though you have thrown six punches, because they consist of only five types of punches. Make sense?
Like all series, five series combinations also include punches thrown to both the body and head - so a 1-1B-3-2-5-4 is still a five series even though it kind of looks like there are six diferent types of punches -- the jabs are still jabs - just different targets.
Most Common 5 Series Boxing Combinations
As mentioned with the 4 series combinations, we get into four, five, and six series combinations, common is a relative term. Generally, most people tend not to throw four, five, and six punch combos - peaking out at three. So, if you learn a few of these, you're going to be a punch or two ahead of the competition.
The most "common" 5 series combinations are the 1-2-3-4-5, 2-3-5-4-1, 5-2-3-4-1, 6-3-2-1-4, 3B-2-1-6-4, and 1-2-3B-4B-5. Generally speaking, five series combinations end in a position of balance. The first punch transfers weight or sets up your opponent for a power shot that includes a lot of weight transfer. The second shot requires a third punch to put you back into a balanced guard. The fourth shot then puts you off balance again requiring the fifth punch to naturally put you back into position. You'd be best served if you mastered the following:
Jabs, Straights, Hooks and Uppercuts
Make Up Your Own
We're getting to a spot where there is a limit to the number of five series combination boxing combinations you can come up with. It is simply a matter of creating a set of right-left-right-left-right or left-right-left-right-left punches. Once you have that basic movement mastered, you can repeat each combination as many times as you like - effectively throwing 5,10, or even 15 punches in row (if your conditioning and techniques allows...). The thing with this many punches is that, you might want to start throwing punches off balance. A barrage like this is going to back someone up or put them in some wacked out positions. You'll most likely have to improvise. At any rate, work on these and see what else you can come up with. Again, don't neglect the body - kill the body, kill the head.