ON THE NUMBER 1 LINE
Elbow strikes moving down from your upper right and across your body to your lower
left are the Elbow Strikes on the Number 1 Line. This is the most common elbow
strike used by fighters and it is very deadly. The elbow hits with incredible accuracy and
The tip of the elbow aims primarily for the left mandible of your opponent to
score a knock out. If the elbow hit is not solid but scrapes your opponent, you will still be inflicting serious
pain as the jaw will be sent reeling and probably be out of joint. If you scrape the nose you will likely break it
and blood will soon be gushing out.
The head is the most common target because it is there you will get the knock
out. There are other targets of interest which will lead you to victory. For example, if your opponent puts up both
forearms for protection, you can strike these and eventually your opponent will begin to drop them due to the pain
or even possibly due to a broken bone.
Another useful target is the bicep and/or tricep. If your opponent has an arm in
front of you or you side step to your opponent’s side, use the Elbow Down the Number 1 Line and smash it hard. You
can also execute this move by moving your opponent’s punch across your body which will expose the bicep. A common move to do this is a Pak Sao/Slap
You can also execute this on your opponent’s leg. The quad or front upper leg is
yery susceptible to this as is the calf or upper rear muscle, behind the shin. Next time you are grappling on the
floor, use this to bring surprisingly painful moments to you opponent.
Moving down the Number 1 Line with the right arm/elbow is the most common way to
perform this move, however, the left arm/elbow can also travel on the Number 1 Line. For this maneuver, the left
arm/elbow moves upwards starting at the lower left traveling across the body to the upper right. The elbow strikes
are the same except that the tricep will be attacked instead of the bicep.
Whenever a body part is exposed, attack it with the Elbow Strike on the Number 1
Line, moving upwards or downwards to inflict serious pain and set yourself up to win.
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