Saturday, March 28, 2015

speed bag

Speed bag mastery is one of the most difficult skill to learn.  It requires mechanical coordination of both the sense of touch and sight - the hands-eyes coordination.  Both of these would need to be in sweet rhythmic resonance with the velocity and movement of the bag; it is where mechanical physics and a natural sense of rhythm and beat meets.

Initially I impose a certain pattern or beat:  1-2-3, 1-2-3, 1-2-3.  Gradually this movement, the beat and the sounds merge into one.  Through months or even the years, as one gets used to the mechanics required, you can progress as in a gradual crescendo and gently increase the velocity, from adaggio to veloce, to fortissimo.   And as you master this art, try to close your eyes and speed bag without the sense of sight, replacing sight with the sense of sound. 

Speed bag mastery is achieved when the sense of sound replaces the sense of sight; where sound, touch and your heart becomes one with the rhythmic dance of the bag.