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How to Use Your Elbows to Strike | UFC Training

How to Use Your Elbows to Strike | UFC Training


My name is Kru Phil Nurse. I run a Muay Thai-style fighting gym in New
York City called The Wat. We have some of the world champion fighters
that trained at The Wat. If you want to find out more about The Wat,
you can contact us at thewat.com. Today we’re gonna be talking about the UFC. Elbow techniques. Elbow techniques, there are a couple of ways
of explaining elbow techniques. There is the close quarters technique. In tai boxing I try to define the word of
elbow more as the very very tip of the elbow. This is the forearm, this is the elbow. This is the striking point you want to use
in tai boxing. A lot of times you’ll see in a tai boxing
fight you’ll see two guys moving, you’ll see his arm do this, then you’ll see the other
guy is bleeding. What happened? It’s not so much of a big forearm smash, it’s
more of the boom right at the edge. That’s the technique you want to work on doing
with an elbow strike. You want to really connect with the tip of
the elbow. It may not feel very hard it may not have
a really big impact but it has a lot of qualities to finish the fight. As I was saying if I want to hit an elbow
from here which is a close in technique, you can go to far into it and you’re hitting him
with your forearm which is still a decent technique. But maybe I want to cut him up. I want to close his eyes for whatever reason. I’m trying to win a fight, trying to break
his nose even. I’ll throw the elbow and I want to hit him
right with the tip. That tip if it hits the side of his eye there,
it’s going to cut it. Same thing if I hit it this time going for
his nose. If it hits the bridge of his nose, it’s going
to break. If I’m going for his chin, same thing. Hit with the tip, going for the tip of the
chin. Every time you hit with this elbow, you want
to just catch with this tip there. If that hit on my eyebrow, it would just slice
through it. The bridge of my nose, like I explained, looking
for a break. Side of the cheek, chin: looking for a knockout. This? I can take that. Yes a forearm hit can knock the person out. This kind of an elbow with a tip, you’re looking
for a cut. If you do catch the chin, clean, you’ll get
the knock out as well with that.

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