6 and 7 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 Six Series?
This page will show you how to build the pinnacle of the combinations - the 6 series boxing combination. There's actually a 7 series as well, but I'll get to that a bit later on in this article. As with the rest of the series, my terminology is just my fancy way of saying that when you throw a 6 series combination, it consists of all six types of punches.
So, for instance, if you're instructed to throw a 1-2-3-4-5-6 (jab, straight right, left hook, right hook (slam), left uppercut, right uppercut) or a 1-3-2-5-4-6 (jab, left hook, straight right, left uppercut, right hook (slam), right uppercut), you are throwing a six series combination because it consists of six different punches. If you throw a 1-1-2-3-4-5-6 or a 1-3-1-2-4-5-6, you are still throwing a six series combination even though you have thrown seven punches, because they consist of only six types of punches. Make sense?
Like all series, six series combinations also include punches thrown to both the body and head - so a 1-1B-3-2-5-4-6 is still a six series even though it kind of looks like there are seven diferent types of punches -- the jabs are still jabs - just different targets.
Most Common 6 Series Boxing Combinations
As mentioned with the 4 series combinations, when 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.
A six series combination uses all of the punches. There really aren't any common ones, it's just a mixing of every punch in your arsenal in a way that keeps you in balance and ready to keep throwing. 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 followed by a sixth that can set you up to repeat the series if you like. While there aren't any common combinations, you can practice these:
Jabs, Straights, Hooks and Uppercuts
Make Up Your Own
Let your creativity soar. You have all your punches - try and put them altogether and form six series combinations. The thing to be mindful of at this point is timing. Each punch is going to cause a reaction in your opponent or position his body a certain way so you can attack with another punch. Think those things through and understand how throwing the 3B will drop his hands so that you can deliver the 1-2-3-4-5. You might want to put a bit of a pause in between the 3B and the rest of the combination to allow him to react like you want.
The other thing to keep in mind 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.
The Bonus 7 Series
I mentioned there is a bonus 7 series. In reality, there is a 7th boxing punch - the overhand right (or left). It's your haymaker and really is a punch that is only thrown when your opponent has no possible way of retaliating. It's a big windup and you put everything you have into it - and it used to finish a fight.
For that reason, 7 series combinations are simply six series combinations that are finished off with an overhand right. If you manage to land six good shots in a row, it's highly likely you can land the 7th.
Happy combo making. Boxon.