The difference is that we know how effective elbows are simply because we can observe this in all the bazillions of full thai rules matches. When it comes to **** like wing chun anti-grapple, you never see it and have no idea that it can actually work.Quote:
Originally Posted by Tonuzaba
It would obviously be better if you could safely spar with elbows, but sadly it can be difficult to do. Now would I be confident in my ability to effectively use elbows in a fight? No. Because I've never used them other than to wack a pad. Could I potentially use them effectively? Yes, but only because I have the foundation of all the other elements of fighting that I've sparred with.