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    Elbows are good in many circumstances, but you need to have a decent sense of range to throw them and they actually do something. I once fought a guy who would throw elbows when they had no chance of hitting me, they're good strikes if you know how to use them.

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    Elbows are a very important weapon to have. They aren't trained too heavily since it's an illegal move in amateur muay thai fights, at least where I am. But like someone else said, it's a great equalizer which is why in MMA fights elbows should be kept. People have argued that one fighter can dominate another fighter, but the losing one throws a good elbow which stops the fight and that's much like street fighting, you see an opening and you use it to win.

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    The only fighters I have seen who are really good with standing elbows are Anderson Silva for MMA and Carnage Corbett for muay thai. I think you need to be very advanced to use them like they are meant.

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    Those are the only MAINSTREAM fighters you see use them. Pick up some fights that actuly take place in Thai Land and you will see them a lot more. They generaly sell them on VCD in thai markets here in the US. My wife is asian so she picks them up for me when she goes shoping. I think muaythaiart.com carries them too. I advise turnning th the sound down, and getting some bg music unless you speak Thai.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eldarbong
    The only fighters I have seen who are really good with standing elbows are Anderson Silva for MMA and Carnage Corbett for muay thai. I think you need to be very advanced to use them like they are meant.
    Ausiie Muay Thai FTW!

    Carnage is an awesome fighter. His gym "Five Rings" has some really great fighters. Daniel Lima teaches BJJ there, and Hector Lombard is training there currently too.

    The impression Carnage gave at the recent Warriors Realm cage fight is that he is considering getting into the cage, and when you take into account the caliber of grapplers he's got around him, I'd happily put money on him in MMA.

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    Elbows are weak and I hope nobody in the whole world uses them.



    ...except me.

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    Says the guy with the made up style.

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    I throw some kind of unorthodox elbow strikes that hit with the point rather than the more common base of the forearm strikes. They will ruin an eye socket. There's a bunch of them in this video I made a thread about a while back.
    http://vids.myspace.com/index.cfm?fu...deoID=10246995

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    They're pretty easy to use in the clinch, in MMA anyway, IMO. But you can end up in **** position after it lands.

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    Elbows are good street, standing or ground, if the distance is right. Point is the best weapon, as stated above, but you need to be angled differently from opponent, or slightly farther, to crunch eye or nose with it (and it does make a nice crunching sound upon impact with the nose).

    For base-of-forearm elbow strikes, one still sees some fighters keeping the hand of the striking arm in a clenched fist. This contracts forearm muscles, padding the bone of the striking forearm. Fortunately, more and more people know to open that hand so that that nice sharp forearm bone gets to do the facial remodelling. Point is still better, though.

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