I'm currently listening to Ian's latest Q&A podcasts (on part 2 now) and I had a question that regards solo-training on the heavy bag. I work on the bag a couple of times per week and would like to start drilling some combos that are effective in a self-protection type situation. I know that circumstances will always dictate the techniques you will use in a given situation, but I'm looking for some good combos that can work in a variety of situations (with perhaps a little modification to target, etc).
Does anyone have any suggestions? I typically do more tournament style techniques (punches, roundhouse and spinning kicks, etc) on the bag (primarly because they are fun to do and I can hit with decent power and accuracy), but am starting to add in slaps, palm-heels, low kicks, etc. I'd love to build some "muscle memory" for some good technique combinations that can flow nicely and be effective if I should ever need to use them.