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Muay Thai Elbow Strike

In Muay Thai, the elbow is a powerful weapon. If used correctly, it can knock out your opponent or at least cause serious bleeding. In this blog post, we will discuss how to throw an elbow strike and where to aim. We will also describe how to defend against an elbow strike. Let’s get started!

When throwing an elbow strike, you want to aim for the head of your opponent. The best way to do this is to come in from the side so that your elbow makes contact with the temple, nose, or jaw of your opponent. You can also come in from the top, but this is more difficult and requires more precision.

The 12 to 6 elbow strike is the most common and is thrown from the top position. To throw this strike, you will extend your arm and aim for your opponent’s temple, nose, or jaw.

The most important thing to remember when throwing an elbow strike is to keep your palm facing outwards when throwing the strike. This will ensure that you have the most power and mobility behind your strike.

To defend against an elbow strike, you want to use your forearm to block the strike. You can also use your Muay Thai gloves to help protect your head. Remember to keep your chin down and tuck it into your chest so that you don’t get hit in the face. Elbow strikes are very powerful and can do a lot of damage, so it’s important to be prepared!

It is also important to be vary when disengaging the clinch since this is prime time to throw an elbow strike since your opponent is very close to you. One way to do this is to push off of your opponent and create some space.

By now, you should have a good understanding of how to throw and defend against an elbow strike in Muay Thai. Remember to practice so that you can execute these techniques perfectly in a real fight! But do not throw elbow strikes during sparring sessions since this could seriously hurt your training partner. The best way to train elbow strikes is by hitting pads or a heavy bag.

I hope this blog post has helped you learn a little bit more about Muay Thai and how to utilize your elbows for maximum effect. Thanks for reading! Until next time, train hard and stay safe!

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