Elbow strikes are very
dangerous weapons to have in your offensive arsenal because they cause intense pain that demand
and get immediate respect from your foe. When an elbow strike hits, it screams loud and
clear that it is here to hurt and your opponent listens devoutly.
elbow comes speeding in and strikes squarely at its target, thrashing and plummeting into it with intense
veracity. When it hits as planned your opponent is stunned with recognition. If it slices instead of making
full contact the pain is still highly effective and causes serious stinging sensations that ring out loudly
that it was just here.
the Elbow Strike for an attack the first thing to remember is that you must be extremely close to your
opponent. Despite what you see in movies, you are within several inches of your opponent. Put your bent arm
up and out in front of you with your elbow straight out. This should be 12 to 18 inches, depending on the
length of your arm. Regardless of its length this is the distance that you need to make contact and inflict
damage and pain to your opponent. And you are even closer when you are targeting the mandible for a knock
distance to your opponent means extreme closeness. It also means incredible speed which makes it a difficult
target to stop and maybe see.
elbow is great for striking the knock out points or even anywhere on the head. When striking any part of the
head you will connect with bone on bone and your elbow will feel some pain but your opponent will feel a
sudden shock that jolts the entire head. Obviously the knock out points will immediately respond to the
strike as they are prime targets to cause your opponent to be unconscious.
possible the kidneys are also very useful targets as they respond quickly to the power of the strike. The
pain is driven deep into them, passing the floating ribs and channeling pain into the midst of them. If you
place one hand on the other side of the kidney as the elbow strikes, the driving force of the elbow blow is
transmitted into the depth of the kidney and stays there signaling more pain to your opponent's body and
target to strike with an elbow is the bicep or tricep of your opponent. The slashing strike of the elbow
sends intense pain into the muscle region and your opponent will immediately feel the sting or even get a
"charley horse" muscle cramp. This buys you a quick moment or two to follow with more strikes that may likely
allow you to win at that moment.
another valuable strike is to attack the fist of an oncoming punch as it speeds toward you. This is a seldom
used defensive attack that most fighters forget about but highly emphasized at Kung Fu Warriors. It is
attacking the attack.
accurately perform the Elbow Strike you must use only the tip of the elbow. This is all bone and is the
deadliest part of your weapon. If you use any other part you will lose significant destructive power. Worse
yet, you may hurt yourself as the muscle in your forearm will smash against your opponent’s
fighters are too busy striking with their elbows and don’t think about covering their body while attacking.
While it is true that the impacts of the elbows are devastating, your opponent may be attacking you as you
begin your assault and you could be severely damaged while inflicting the same damage upon your opponent. To
avoid this, use your other hand, the one not used for elbow striking, to cover your center or your kidney.
This takes a moment to do which you could use for speed striking but the safety is well worth the time to
are eight (8) strikes to use with the elbows. First is coming down at an angle from upper right to bottom
left on the Number 1 line and then, second, is coming back up the same, Number 1 line. Third and fourth are
coming down at an angle from upper left to bottom right on the Number 2 line and then back up it again. Fifth
and sixth are coming across horizontally on the Number 4 line and back again. Seventh and eighth are moving
straight up and then back down.
elbow is an impressive weapon to be feared and honored. You should use it whenever possible. Make a move to
use it and you will be awesome. You must remember that you need to be in very close to use it which
intimidates both inexperienced fighters who attempt to use it and also the recipient who receives the
destruction that the elbow brings. Use it to bring you closer to your opponent and closer to
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