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PO' u.ic "E GAZ'E'TT'E' C"'H- "AM"PI-:ON" A'rh·TD···· H"0'" L'D"ER-' O' F THE"

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RICHARD' x. FOX GOL,D MED,A"L AND 'CHALLENGER 'OF TH'E, W'O'RLD

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RI:CH,ARD K,~ FOX 'PU'BLISHI.NG COMPAN'Y F~A '.' KLIN SQYARE~ NEW YORK CITY

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Copyright 1913

BY RJCg,ARD K~, FO'X PUBLI8 . ING (jO~lPA,NY~

CAUT'ION'-T:he photographs in this book, taken by 'N'ew"m,an, 'N. 'Y,j, have belen specially posed for and reproduction either of' them or the 'readin,g' 'matter is poaitively prohibited,

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I ook and El bow S !! ill IIi '" ~ " ~ i '" ,~, " II' ,~ II' ,I< II, II 'M II i iii ~ ~ II' i I' Ii' t, 'Ii t i!!' ,I< 291

: 11) a \V' ,an d F is t Tat ,0,0 III ~ III ~ II' i ~ '!J ~ II' i i' II, ~ ;0 i ,~ ~ I, 'I i 'I l!J Ii, .. Ii! g.-

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'lead" E]bo,w's and Fis, S ,i" I< ~ ii i i' II ii' ~ i I· Iii 'ill ii' !Ii 'I 'ii' I ~ ~ '" ~ ill' !!'" 3,7

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Back Moveme nts with 'ea,dllo\v':,,~ "' ,~, ,~, ~ j iii ii' ,~ ~ ~ ~ ,~ 'I

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loor Ba,g~ 11ner Ta ttoo ~ ~ 1 ~ ," II ~ ~ ~ ,~ ,I< ~ 'I ,~ .. ~ I' ~ i ~ 'I ,., ~ II , ,45

1001 r B ag ~, 0, 0 k 10, W S II II ~ "" '" Ii ~, ~ III ~ I< II ;0 i' "" !! i ~ I' 'i '" ~ Hi .. ,i' 47

- .t'loor B[a<7~. -- 0101< and ,E]bo'l,. ~ 'i ~, ~ ~. 'I' I 'II '!J II " ,~ III • 'I' ,i i, .. ~ ,~~ ,49

t]loor Bag-F,eet alld,is' Sc\ '0" '" ,i, " .. t, '" ~, • ~ II ;; ~ '" '!I!' ~ j; 5,'

loor 'Ba,g...._F'eet and _ ists, ._ o. :2 II' i II Hi ,i i ~ ,i ,~, ~, ~ ,i ~ ~ • iii 53

loor Bag=-Strapped ;0 ~ ,~ "' ~, ~ ,I< ~, '" I< 'I< '" i ~ l~ ~ '" I!!I 'i i, ~, ,I il m 'I • 'I ~ ~ ,5 ...

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',t]loo'r ,a11 (I a'll~ illgl,3.,g Hi i 'Ii ~ i!' Ii i!!' ~ .. II' i!1 ~ ';' '0; '!! , iii 'I !!, I ~ I' 'I ~,~ 67'

Three Bags at 01le'e ~ .. Ii ~ "' ~ ~ iii I' ~ ill' ~ ~ ~, ,~ ,II ,~ ~, 'I; ~, [I ~ ,~ ~ ~ .. ~ • j; ii' 6P

ll11 chi '11 ~ I 011 r B ,a g s ~ I~ " II ,~ ~ ~ ,~ "' i ~ ;; ,~ .. ,i ~ ,~ '!!' ~ Ii i' .. II, 'I '!!' .. 'I ~;; 7_

tlnC]1,in,g S,eve'l_ags .. I i ;0 ~ i ~, II ~ II' 'Ii i i' ,I< 'i ,~ il ~ ~ '" ,il i' I' .. i, i ~ i 7.·

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Elblow and Fist Tattoo ~ ~ ~ .. ~ ~ ~ i ,i ~ ~ ~ Ii ~ I.' i ~ I ....... iii iI '~'I 30

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Side Heald Movement II,~" II I! ... iI " " .. ~ ~t ~ ~ '1 ~ ~ ~~~ ~ ~ ~ ~ I it ~. ,34:

I-Ie,adJ E~bows and Fists ~ ~ ~ ~ II i '" II ~ ,. i ~ •• ~ ~ II • ~ • ~ '" ••• I 3G

Back Movement .. ," · · · · · · · . · · · ! . · · ., . . . .. Sf:

Bacl{ Movements with I .ead Blol'vs ~,., ~ . r ~ ~ I ~ ~ ~ ~ • iI ' ... 410

,Flo,or Bag-r-Outer Tattoo i'~" ~ iI •• ~ ;0 ~I ~ ,~ 1;0 I' ~ ~ I ~ .. ,~ ~ ~ i ~ 2

F.llolo.r Bag-e-Inner Tattoo ~. ~ ;0 ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ,. ~ ,~ ~ .. " ~I ~ ~ ~I '" iI ~ ~ ,~~ 44

F] 100' r Bag - H ook B ~ 10 \V S i' i • i ~ • iI. ~ ~ ~ ~ I~ ~ ~ ~ iii t, ~ .. .. ~ ,., .. I ~ 46

Flolor1 B"ag--rlook al1cl Efl)ovv ~"~,, I, ~, .' ~ ~I ~ ~ I! •• ,. ,~ , 'I i 48

Floor 'B,ag-Feet and Fists, N,o,~ 1 ~ i • III ~ ~ ~ • ;0 ~ ~. ~, ~ _. ... 50

Floor' Ba.g~ -'eet and Fists, '.- O, :2., ~ ~ .... ~ 'II ~ ~ ~ ~. ~ .' t, .. tI 52

Floor Bag - S t rap Pi e· d i~' ~ " ~ ~ ~ ~ ~, ~ ~ ~ ,. ~ i ~ ~ ~ • ~. ~, ,~ ~ i • ,~ ~ ~I ~ 54

Punching with the F eet ~. ~ I! ~ ~ i I! • i ~ ~ Ii " ~. i ~ ~ ~ I '" .. 'I! ._ ,. ~ 56

S ] d e- W a 1'1 Bag .. I ~ .. _ .. • ~ ~ i 'I' !I .' Ii II + ~ i I ~ II ~ ~ ~ ~ 'Ii ~ • ~. ~ • ,~. • ~ 5 R

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DOI'u bI,e Ba,g' PI~JI1Ching, N O'~ 1,·" ~ ,j I t, ~I II ~ ~I i I ~ ~ ... t ~ II ~ ~. 62

'D'ol~ble Bag Ptlnclling'~ N O'~ 2· 'i' .~ ~ ~ ~ .. ~ i Ii ~, ~ '" • ~ I~ • i ... ,.. ~! ~ 64

Flolor ,an,d Hang:itl,g Ba,g ~ 'II • !I ~ ~I i ~ .. ~ .. ~ ~ ~ ~I iii .' ~ .. ~ ~ •• ~", 6,6

Th r'ee B1lags at Onc.e ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ .. .. ~ .. ~ ~ i ii' i i ~ ~ • ~ ~I ~ 4 'I i ~ ~ 6,8

Pu:nchil1g F,oIL~r Bags . I ,., 'I! ~ ~ ~ I~ .. ~ ~ ~, '" .. "' • i j' il ~ .. ~I ~, ~ ~ ~ •• ' ~ 70

Ptln,ch.ing S,evfl1 B ags ~,.~, ii' ,~ ,~ ~, ,~ II, ,~ •• ~ iI I~ ~ ~, '. ,. • ,~ ~ ,~ " ~ I~ II! • '. 72

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T'h.e A,eria] Bag '" I I • ii '" 'I! t, .. ,~ .. ~ " .' II " I " .. I .. ", .. I • " ,~ I~ liI ,~ II • ~I. 76

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Thereis no part of the body which bag punch ...

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ing does not develop, and while it does not pro-

duce great muscular development it results in symmetry of the human form with less actual. ,ef-

fort than any other form of exercise. It has everything in its favor, and even the most severe critic can say nothing asrainst it.

The usual athletic exercise 'becomes fearfullv

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dull and tiresome when practiced alone, and only the most enthusiastic devotee has the courage to

· keep it up without companionship Of. audience.

With bag punching it is different and therein lies its chief st charm .. The student, .orks alone. for the bag is company enough. He studies out

and tries move after move, and always finds something new in that swinging ball of leather and rubber which is of interest to him. Just for

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pure love of it I work at it several hours a day, even when Lan busy with my theatrical engagements, and I have never yet found it tiresome.

It has a beneficial effect upon every m uscle in

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the human system, quickens the eye, and makes a performer wonderfully accurate, It would be

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a difficult matter for a consistent bag puncher to be ungraceful, I do not say this egotistically, because I eliminate myself so far as this is concerned, but from my observations of others who

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a vie oecome intereste in anc practice te art.

To a boxer it is of unestimable benefit, be-

, cause he needs to be fast and accurate to gauge distances, and to know hov to reach a certain

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given point quickly. It also enables him to de-

liver a series of blows with wonderful rapidityIt makes both hands equally available, which is a particularly strong point, for when the question is

consideredy w hy should a man, woman or child use one hand better' than the other '? Both are equal at the start. Why not keep them so?

Let any man spend half an hour or more a

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day punching the bag and the benefit derived will

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e so .. zreat ,al'oe amos, un ,e'.leva,· - e.

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not difficult to learn, so long as he begins right, and a Iitttle perseverance and practice will soon enable him to become master of' evert the -most

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intricate and difficult movements=-which ar'e not

really SoO difficult as they would at first seem.

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- t rs not worx, It IS play pay with a oetter

physical condition at the end, a clearer brain, stronger muscles, and a brighter eye. It is the kind of play that stands off age and. awkward-

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n1fS,S, an, . wt en, ai. .IS, sal an. tone, ~t, is the kin

you and every other man wants and should have.

If it should so happen that you have never had

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any experience in punching the bag, it will interest you to know that you will be able to learn it readily with no further instructions than this book. I t 'would take a very large volume to contain a '}I 0'£= the kno rwn movent .. ents in bag punch

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ing, but the foundation of them is here and all you will need is a good bag and a platform.

The expens to start with will not be very large) 'but no matter what it is vou will BOIIO'n, find out that it will be one of the best investments you have e:v'e'r made,

You may not want to be a boxer, but it will certainly do you a world of good to learn how to

· use your hands and how to strike a blow, 'a.nd besides you will find ita fascinating and enter-

taining sport, of which you will never tire ..

When you first start, don't work so hard as to

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produce physical ... xhaustion, Practice a few

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rntrrn es an I.n t-,- - e a b 1~ - rest.

Learn one rnoverne t at a time, always remembering hat accuracy is the main thig to be con-

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sidered, Work slow and be sure, Th c greatest

fa Itw·t;,e,L ners is vainly a te apting to be

speedy before they understand how to hi- the ball Th e y la ck re cis !jj'lo""n'- from th -_.- st a- rt

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Learn one moverrn at at a til and master i

thorough y before attempting another one, because in the differe _c t styles many of th_ se preliminary rnovem tare constantly rep, a ed" an progress is much rnor rapid when t e perform cc,-cis familiar - ,·ith ti-e . ork.

Wen puncn i c_ the bag always wear gloves

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which are made for tl e purpose.-e-p the fist

tightl clenchd,.an you win fir tlat you will be better able to control the ba-l.

So far as a costume is concerned, that is optional, but I sup".sta,leeveles shirt gymnasium pants a boxin shu'. .cc.· ear othine that will e r,.c rnov. c, nt 0 ccc th .cc body.

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o course, if you intend to tak off eight and there is nothing tha will 0 tl .e trick quicker . han working .' "it, a bag you . vill vwca 'a g, ter.:ut I.: 0' fo geth rr ost i, C ',0' tant item of a rub down when you have finished. Use a co' rse towel an rub vigorously until the skin < lows, and then follo ' .. with a cold sponge bath, which has a most I nvigorating effect.

In taking up a: - y unusual exercise the muscles wiU pro ably become sti: _ and tender to the touch. good lini ment is compose - of t ,' .... t ..• parts

witch hazel, one part 95% alcohol, a ". small 'uantity of amics . This may be used liberally ani after the soreness has disappeared the arnica can be dispensed with, A, se 0' s ch s sim ' .. Ie lotion as this is beneficial w - en 'used afte 1- takinz

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_ x rcise 10 ny " In -: ., t : S 8001- nng, S arnu I" tes

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rn 'Idly and closes the no es.

I assume that t e average pupil knows enough

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to brahe thro ghhe nose instead of th .',1 " uth 9

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.. ake the air into, our system properly a-dour

h alth wi I be' ... ~' reat y improved I, e mouth was

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not made as a means of introducing air into the lungs except in cases of emergency. When working with the bag breathe regularly.

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Above all things, abandon heavyweight lifting.

Leave big dumb-bells alone, for they will retard your speed.

Personally

prefer the pear-shaped bag, al-

though that is to a great extent, a matter of persona') taste and opinion.

The market is flooded'with olany patent punching bag platforms, nine-tenths of which are absolutely worthless. The most practical I have seen yet is the one invented by George McFadden and which is sold by the Police Gazette.

But assuming that you have no platform of. any kind, there is nothing to prevent you from getting a bag and swivel, and working on the floor and side-wall movements, which can be varied enough to make it decidedly interesting.

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This is a simple movement and is one of the first usually to be learned. Th amateur usually attempts to do it by striking rith t lie fists like delivering a blow an the rh thm of the movement is lost. ~ t is performed by a. rolling mo ion

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Stand in the same position as for the outward

tattoo" but instead of striking at the bag so as, to force it away from you, use the reverse movement, bringing it towards you, at the same time throwing back the head as shown in the illustration

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Get in position as shown by the opposite illustration and lead with the ri,ht for the ball; deliv ... ering the blow squarely , zith the knuckles of the fist; meet it on the rebound with a similar blow, and continue until 'fh1e ball is well under control. and it becomes possible to d liver the blows with

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This is a continuation of the preceding movement, the only difference being that the left hand

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Contmue until it is,

possible to strike accurately, and. then alternate rith the right always taking care to me t the ball fairly on th rebound.

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he hort hook i preliminar to a v,e . effective series 01£ bIoI i\', -, but it mu t 'irst be mastered completely b - or an .. at empt is made to elaborat' upon it. ·1 ,.'.' ... ,'.' remember that accuracy IS

th main point and that spee can be de eloped late r.. Th ilov i- STuck a shown in th o poit il 11 tr tio j first with on fit an I then with th other,

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This movement follows the plain hook blow and can be easily mastered with a little practice. Strike the bag with the left elbow, and meet the rebound with the right fist. Then allow the" bag to rebound and strike it with the right elbow, and on the rebound nleet. it with the left fist I' It mav

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This is a good exercise for the development of, the neck, but it is not as simple as it looks. Butt the bag with the forehead with sufficient force to force it to the platform and rebound smartly and

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stri ce t. e opposite 91.· e~

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lowered head, and on the second rebound meet it with the back of the head as shown. in the illustra-

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Another head exercise, very similar to the preceding one, . xcep that the bag, instead of receiving its impetus from blows de ivered oy the front and bade of the head, is struck by the sides of the head,

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After the two head movements have been mast " red this ex rcise can b.' practiced. .' he first blo- delit ere is\ . ith the t . r elbow, the head mer ts it on the rebound and on '1, e s cond re'''' bound melt it with th. right fist. Let it bound to the op osite side after thi s .' 'low, and as it rebounds meet it ..... ith f - right elb .. - , on th sec-

on' rebound meet it /ith t ie head anc on the third the right fist. An alternate movement which may be continued indefinitely.

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right elbow. Continue the vmovement, striking alternately with right and left elbows, .

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Begin by striking the bag with the back of the left elbow, as in the previous exercise, but as it rebounds meet it with the head and on. the second rebound strike it with the. right elbow. The exercise is the - s a me a s th e" ba ck move 'In' ten t e' xc ep' ·t·

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that the' head 'blow is alternated with the elbow punches.

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. fter the sv rivel has been firmly fast- ned to the floor stand directly over the bag ~ vith the feet

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·fte'r the outer tattoo strike tile bag _- smartlv

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enough to cause it to bound to the floor at a. point

between the leg S,- and continue the tattoo as shown

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Thi.s is the ordinary hook rnoveme nt shown in ar. vious exercise vith th . suspended ba~.ut

it can be used just as \l\ 11 \ ith th. floor bag,

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is accuracy, vithout which an· attempt at bag

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FLOOR BAG,_............H'QO,K AND ELBO,'W

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This is a great" movement when performed properly, but it needs very little explanation, in view 01£ the fact that it is illustrated and ICQ1m,-, rnented upon in a previous exercise known as

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Hook 'and ... bows" an performed with t • e

swinging bag. 'The same routine is gone through with, the only difference being that while in the

first case the bag hangs free, in this instance the

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Start the movement with a -blow with the right

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fit, meet it 011 ll~ e rebound with the left fist ; on the second rebound strike it, with the left foot,

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necessary to success is continual practice .

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T>~ ere is a certain amount of similarity between tl .is and the pre ious mov rnent, the only differ-

nee being that inste d of punching the bag so it works forward and backward, it is truck so that it is forced from side to side, _ t is hooked with right an left fists, then struck . ith the side

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of the left foot; hook again with right an, left

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To do this style of punching get a strap about

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but hold it perfectly stiff. Then bend forward

and start the hag and you, can obtain almost as many movements this "vay as if the bag was fas- . tened to the floor,

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You win find this trick which I originated very difficult at first. Take a chair and get in position as shown in Plate, Then kick the bag with toes, .

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of right foot and as the bag rebounds from the

back strike it with sole, 0'£ foot as shown in Plate. Repeat this movement about six times then change and use left foot in the same way.. You can get at least half a dozen different movements out of this way of manipulating the bag ..

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can get the same movements out of a bag placed

this way as you can if it was suspended from top of drum. A solid side wall will answer the purpose j ust as well.

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I f you care to study the art of keeping a number of bags in motion at one time, you 'will find

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it necessary to perfect yourself in this exercise, which is not an easy one by any means. Both feet must be .placed close to the swivel and the bag must be he d in position by the hands until it receives the first blow with olne of the knees. 11" is kept in motion by alternating the blows of the

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Stand directl ~ in .' he. centr of the two 10' .·.'r .... head bags; strik the one on the left with the left elbow an the on on the right . rith the right fist S endin g'= . he .. m· .'" ··· .. ·0···: h· in th 'e" Is:···'a·_: ·m:·· .. ·e· d .. lirection 10" In

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I he return they 'ill strike the drr m or platform on th- right ; then meet th. m on the rebound with the right I cw and the left fist. This is a

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This is a variation of the double bag punching as shown by the previous plate. Stand in the same position as before.itb ... he. left fist send the left bag to the front and at the same time strike the right bag a backward blow with the right fist. On the reboun n meet the left bag wi th

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Faste the floor bag directly under the overhead bag ~ place your feet close to the swivel, then stoop down and start the floor bag with knees .

. fter ou gt the floor bag in motion with knees then tattoo the overhead bag \. ith hands. · fter tattooing the bag try elbow and fists, the movements as shown by the accompanying illustration .

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ing them moving between the platform and elbows. . '.·hen this has been mastered, a great many other movements may be tried.

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This is simply a combination of other exercises which have already been shown, and the movement is purely mechanical. Start the - floor bag first with the knees; then put the centre bag in action with repeated forward butts of the head, .

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four floor bags in motion, the head controls the centre bag which is attached to a short swivel"

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Before attempting this feat first practice with the foot bag, and when you have mastered it, then try the head bags, after which try the three together. The head bags should be at I. ast three

feet apart and the foot bag five · feet from them.

, he distance may be changed if height and reach demand it. To start the foot bag, hold it between the f et and give it a sharp kick but be sure to meet it on the rebound kicking it first 'ith one foot and then with another, then draw the upper

, bags towards your head and throw them. outward with sufficient force to cause them to rebound;

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meet them with two fists as they come back, the

right fist striking the right bag, and the left fist hitting1 the left bag.'

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