Thread: Street defense with elbows?
12/03/2009 8:52am, #1
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Street defense with elbows?
My knuckels are very important to me and dont want to risk of breaking it cause i love doing MA but when a streetfight would occurre ive noted myself to strike with elbows and not with my fist since not only would it be more damaging to my assailant but would also leave my bones more out of harms way for breakage!
What do u think? And anyone got any tips on how to fight with elbows on streets?
12/03/2009 9:01am, #2
12/03/2009 9:22am, #3
12/03/2009 9:49am, #4
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- Lincolnshire, England
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Elbows shorten your range considerably - especially if you aren't trained, practised and drilled to use them.
Try open hands instead. The adjustments to your technique are minimal and the mechanics are similar.Where there is only a choice between cowardice and violence, I would advise violence.
12/03/2009 9:59am, #5
It is worth considering that the hand is a poorly fashioned club, this is part of the science/art of striking: how to make something that isn't really an effective tool effective.
If you want to use elbows then you'd better be comfortable with the clinch. Better still, don't get into streetfights in the first place.Many things we do naturally become difficult only when we try to make them intellectual subjects. It is possible to know so much about a subject that you become totally ignorant.
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12/03/2009 10:48am, #6
Master the art of non-violent conflict resolution.
12/03/2009 11:00am, #7
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- The land of balut and San Miguel
a little off topic, but:
Just how effective are elbows for KO? Or are they more effective for creating cuts around the eyes and / or as a bridge to clinching?
Has anyone ever been KO in MMA by an elbow strike?
12/03/2009 11:03am, #8
12/03/2009 11:07am, #9
I agree with TMM and Serge, not fighting is the easiest and quickest way to end a fight.
With that being said. Open-hand strikes are great when you know how to use them, when you don't know how to use them...you'll break your wrist.
I'd suggest practicing elbow strikes in order to feel comfortable. In a street fight, most people keep a specific distance so they can throw as many (wild) punches as possible. Most people aren't comfortable when you close distance with them and it turns into a grabby cluster-**** involving two monkeys flailing their arms.
Watch this and ignore this guy's voice.
YouTube- Elbow Strike Tutorial
12/03/2009 11:37pm, #10
Don't get into street fights and/or learn to grapple.