Hello. This is Ben Brown and what we're looking at today is how to punch the punching bag. So, for the combative artist, whether you're a boxer or a kick boxer, that heavy bag is one of your best tools. So, today, I'm going to show you some of the things you want to think about when you start your heavy bag training session. Before you start hitting this punching bag, I want to make sure you're hitting correctly. To begin with, the impact points are the first two knuckles. I do not want you to hit with these two, these are the knuckles you're going to be hitting with. Regardless of whether it's a straight, an overhand, a hook or an uppercut, that's the impact point. On top of that, when you're hitting, you need to make sure your wrists are straight. Another thing we need to think about when we start working the heavy bag, is your ranges. First range are the straight punches, those jabs and crosses, that's where this all starts but, when you throw those hooks, you need to adjust the range. If you're hooking from the outside, you're actually slap hooking or whipping; (a) it doesn't have power, (b) it could hurt your wrists and (c) it just looks terrible. So, after you throw those straights, make sure you adjust the range to make sure that those hooks or those uppercuts have the proper distance. And, one last thing we're going to talk about today, when you're working with the heavy bag is the fact that you need to assume that the bag's going to hit you back. It does you no good to wale away on a bag understanding that this is just an inanimate object. You need to assume this thing's going to hit you back and the way you do that is you enter with some punches and immediately relocate your head, throw the punches and, again, navigate around the bag as if the bag were attacking.