Bruce Lee Punching Bag Exercise

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  • In the Video of Bruce Lee punching the bag that you labeled as "controversial;" it demonstrates the Power and Speed he possessed. If you notice, Bruce's punches tilts the Bag almost 30 degrees off center while delivering about 4-5 successive punches. Try doing that. I'd be out of energy and strength in 30 seconds.

  • ιωάννης λουλαδάκης says:

    well done simple in depth explenation. You did well to clarify what it is to hit as yourself and to do technique!!. thank you again.

  • It's great cardio conditioning for those who don't or can't put the time in to run. I feel it's a more practical way to get cardio training in if you have a fighter mindset. Nicely done video.

  • SIFU GEE Dope Intro sifu adding this one too my family Silat systems …
    I love how it translates from the original material given to Jessie Glover … Bruce's life can always be seen in the movement of his Students the older i get I feel that Cantonese should be taught with his instructions
    .Bruce was a preserver of Cantonese he even staded he thought in Cantonese
    .and today Cantonese is being used less and less…mmh goi Sifu Gee

  • Jimm GreenHarvest says:

    Hi Dan awesome video as always, could we get a video on the training gear you guys use? gloves, shin guards etc where to find them for purchase? or what other gear you could recommend if we can't get what you use specifically? Once again awesome video, much love from New Zealand.

  • This style is quick, but not very powerful. Use it for tagging and timing against your opponents, but if you corner someone or are inside the pocket, use more powerful shots to hurt or finish the opponent.

  • Thanks…
    Just depends on whether you are doing boxing or Jkd / Mma which combines all forms. Two forms of hook close range or slightly further… (twist legs to protect knees etc)
    Sometimes I also add straight punches & back knackle…too.
    Just "hit"!!! Make sure back leg is always on tip toes 😁
    Cheers

  • Like always its amazing, I've learned a lot about street fight punches because on street there not enough time to land punch like in boxing.Thanks

  • Mr. Quintero is so superfast and fluid! I love how he broke down the steps he demonstrated . It also made me realize that JKD is something I can't truly appreciate or learn without an instructor. Gentlemen, keep up the good work!

  • Amazing! I really love your Si-Fu's skills but most of all, his explaining/breaking stuff down; that for me is what makes him so special. He has tremendous boxing, footwork, angles, fitness, combinations and timing. Can I ask how long he trained boxing for? And if so, did he ever do amateur fights? And/or how important does he think it is to his fighting and is it a 'must-have-do' for people training for whatever reason. Thanks, Mr. Lok, for keeping me entertained and motivated. Respect. 🙂

  • On the Bruce on the heavy bag in training video, people always like to pick faults when in training its not always important to stick to textbook form when working on something particular, people may argue you should always still to textbook form when training, if thats the case you will never be experiment or do anything outside of the box thats not textbook, bruce was an outside of the box thinker, would he care what people think? nah doubt it.

  • אלירן ש says:

    For JKD training and self defense I recommend the BOB of Century because it is suitable for bare hands training and improves accuracy in general and in particular the Weak spot, a matter of life and death in a realistic situation.

  • Jaguar Strikes Again says:

    It looked like Bruce Lee was practicing what is known as the shoulder whirl also called the elastic band principal , it gives a boxer the feel of what a pure punch is all about .

  • EAGLE GROUP production says:

    WOW SIR!!!!!! your videos is so good.i learn very easy the JKD i like your videos and i love it.VERY VERY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Thank you for the inspiration. I had the opportunity to train briefly with Mr. Quintero a few years back out of his garage in Yuba City, since then I feel like I've aged so much, have to be very careful about using my body violently (years of rigorous activity led to arthritis in knees & hips), but this makes me feel I could at least do hand combos on the bag. Not as much fun as being able to do anything you feel like, including kicks, grappling, etc., but it would be better than giving up martial arts training altogether.

  • 🕸JACK from PHILLY 🕸 says:

    I was taught in JKD and boxing to keep the hook tight and elbow a little higher. But wow lighting fast and explosive. Thanks

  • Roy Padayachy says:

    WOW amazing speed from Sifu from being so compact 😺👏👏👏👏👏 May I ask about wrapping your hands when using the open hand gloves ? Would you use different gloves if you're hitting the middle to lower part of the bag ?

  • Sifu Lok. These videos are amazing and so educational. Please keep up the great work and help keep Sifu Bruce Lee’s vision alive!!!

  • Great Video Dan, Sifu Octavio is awesome. He reminds me of a modern day Bruce with his speed, power, and techniques. You gentlemen make a great team, thank you!

  • Dan, LOVE Your passion about Bruce, I am wondering IF You could show a video on things like breathing, while striking and training, also the legal aspect of hitting while defending Yourself, Thank You, Mike..

  • I miss his studio in my area… But I'm glad I got the chance to meet Octavio when he opened up his studio, got the chance sparing with a friend of mine. I remember I was sparing with a student as well who was trying to teach me how to block with two hands and instinctively I blocked with one mid combo. Seemed that was some what of a surprise to both the student and Octavio standing a few feet behind him and saw. Just something I had practiced over the years in self defense and it felt right in the moment to break up the combo and creating an opening if I wanted to go in for the attack an elbow or fist to the chest or neck chop or push back to create distance or hit eyes. I now train at Training Zone one street over in Marysville where he had his studio. I like using the more Elegant Style of Tai Chi energy distribution. That's where it comes from and I spoke in person about this with him when we met. He said lots of masters actually use Tai Chi. I know he is proficient in it and so was Bruce Lee. That's a good part of jkd. Wish I trained more but didn't have the money to spare for classes. I'm pretty fast for a big guy. Was looking at a bag in the gym today thinking how to use martial arts mix into my work out with a bag. Started messing around with the one inch punch. But this video is perfect for so many reasons, thanks guys. Super helpful.

  • Economy of motion plus nature of the flow is what that video footage of Bruce Lee hitting the heavy bag demonstrates.

    Anyone that spends serious time hitting the heavy bag eventually realizes that economy of motion prevent injuries to you.

    The heavy bag is a good teacher of what you can and cannot get away with when it comes to form versus function.

  • great you've been able to bring art jeet kune do on youtube as I have not seen before👏👏👏 I learn from every video, congratulations

  • Great video, guys. Impressive punching. And in regard to the old heavy bag footage, my recollection—I think from comments by Dan Inosanto—is that, yes, it WAS a demonstration of emotional content like Octavio said. Dan, Ted Wong, and I don't know who else were doing a backyard session and not hitting the bag like Bruce wanted: "Dammit, hit it like it's somebody you HATE!" They still don't get it, so Bruce gives a demo that made Dan go, "Jeez, what'd that bag to HIM?" lol. So, yeah, there's no footwork, head movement, side-to-side because that wasn't the point; it's just full-on, straight-line power punching like you see in old-school boxer training footage (in fact, I believe there's video of Sugar Ray Robinson—a big influence on Bruce—doing something very similar). Also, if I'm recalling correctly, this is when Bruce was returning from his back injury and testing the waters working out, meaning he was going EASY on that bag. Dang.

  • As for Bruce hitting bag. It clearly showed he has no form and as for him developing power from those whack ass punches. Not going to happen because the power comes from the ground to the hips to the fist and hips have to rotate and your since Bruce Was Squared Up To The Bag There Was Not much Power IN Those Shots He Was Actually Pushing The Bag If He Had Missed Just One Punch He would Have Fallen On His Face

  • Bruce Lee was about 60 kg or something but he put tremendous power into his punches in that video. You could see that the power came all the way from his legs and hips. Yeah, what you gonna do when Bruce Lee comes at you pissed off and ready to kick your ass. I would run and wish I was fast enough.

  • Great vids gentlemen. They spark conversation at the gym and add a few more workouts to the routine instead of calling quits.-Ohio

  • bruce lee had a fast reflex, so he did not care if he was opened, just like muhamed ali used to drop his hands down

  • pedro alvarado says:

    I really love the way you explain everything with details on all your videos . Thanks 🙏 for sharing. I got a question about the gloves that Sifu Octavio is using on this video . Do you know where I can get them?

  • Cory Kilpatrick says:

    I'm not sure if I can still get an answer here but I'm wondering what kind of gloves he's using on the bag. Is it absolutely necessary to wear gloves if I'm developing technique and punching lightly?

  • I've boxed, and fought in the street. Bruce Lee's bag work looked more street applicable in that video. You have to be willing to not overthink, fight and be aggressive sometimes.

  • I don't know how to describe how i love this video. I watch this in every morning and evening. Can i ask you a question, mr Dan? Which song did you use in every single JKD video? I really want to know (I'm sorry, my English is really bad)

  • Sifu Octavio's charisma is unparalleled. This man is truly preserving the contribution of Sijo Bruce. Sifu Dan Lok is also one son of a gun.

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