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    Quote Originally Posted by Cracky McSlugHoot
    They're pretty easy to use in the clinch, in MMA anyway, IMO. But you can end up in **** position after it lands.
    Yeah, you kinda turn your back on your opponent. I read somewhere that Muay Thai teaches you to always do a reverse elbow strike after connecting with an elbow.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vieux Normand
    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.
    If you're using the correct surface, it doesn't really make a difference.

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    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.
    I'd rather concuss than cut. I have an aversion to other people's bodily fluids on me when I might have a cut myself, that's just nasty (and can result in disease and disgusting, disgusting infections, which has happened to me before).

    Yeah, you kinda turn your back on your opponent. I read somewhere that Muay Thai teaches you to always do a reverse elbow strike after connecting with an elbow.
    Which is OK in MT but ridiculous (for the most part) in MMA.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cracky McSlugHoot
    I'd rather concuss than cut. I have an aversion to other people's bodily fluids on me when I might have a cut myself, that's just nasty (and can result in disease and disgusting, disgusting infections, which has happened to me before).



    Which is OK in MT but ridiculous (for the most part) in MMA.
    Watch the vid posted in this thread, then say that ;)

    The beter point about opening the hand is it does allow for a more powerful strike by not tensing up those muscles.

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    Silva's use of it was not in the clinch, which is what I was referring to, learn to read.

    The beter point about opening the hand is it does allow for a more powerful strike by not tensing up those muscles.
    I don't think so.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cracky McSlugHoot
    Silva's use of it was not in the clinch, which is what I was referring to, learn to read.



    I don't think so.
    Try it. Do an elbow with an open hand, and one with a closed hand. To ME the relaxed nature of my muscles help me follow through better.

    I did not realise you were speaking of the clinch only.

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    It really just depends what I'm doing, sometimes the fist will be clenched and sometimes it won't, but it's not my primary concern to make sure it's not.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cracky McSlugHoot
    It really just depends what I'm doing, sometimes the fist will be clenched and sometimes it won't, but it's not my primary concern to make sure it's not.
    When fighting I tend to only clinch my fist just I am striking. The rest of the time they are relaxed. i can still hear my old MT coach yelling at me to relax. I think this is the main reason my fist is never clinched when doing Elbows.

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    If I'm striking, and especially if I'm using an elbow, I'm not relaxed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CodosDePiedra
    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
    hey man i do that too! the elbow straight up insead of sideways. i do a reverse kind too. imagine throwing a football the motion is kind of like that.
    You got to use more elbows on that bag man. For me every four or five punches i throw in two elbows.

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