Friday, 13 November 2009

Muay Thai - Elbow Strike

Today’s video is dedicated to the elbow strike. Although it is a common technique found in the syllabus of many martial arts, there are few styles which endorse AND use it as much as Muay Thai.

Even in Muay Thai, western fighters today, seem to use it sparingly, favouring more short hooks and uppercuts when close in fighting. However, fighters from Thailand are different. There style of fighting is slightly different to westerners and what’s more, they still use the elbow to great effect as this short tutorial will demonstrate.

Although some of the knockouts shown may be slightly brutal to watch for some, they are clear indicators on to just how effective and dangerous the elbow strike can be.

COME BACK NEXT FRIDAY, FOR A VIDEO POST ON THE MUAY THAI KNEE STRIKE!!



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3 comments:

The MartialArtsReporter said...

Totally cool post.
I agree that the Muay Thai elbow strike can be extremely effective = dangerous.
Results can be really devastating if you're on the receiving end.

Colin Wee said...

The elbow is a devastating and vicious weapon. But it shouldn't really be much more so than other basic strikes. Meaning, if done properly, other basic strikes can generate as much or more power. I think the elbow has that much prominence above other types just through pure association - beginners can do it relatively easy and be very effective ... whereas other staples like punching may be used in a controlled situation like sparring and therefore may be relegated as 'not as vicious'. Colin

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Muay Thai FIghts said...

Awesome Video. very informative. Great post. The elbow is a very nasty tool. very effective

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