Vicious jumping Muay Thai elbow KO breakdown

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Muay Thai is a combat is a combat sport of Thailand that uses stand-up striking along with various clinching techniques.

This physical and mental discipline which includes kicking techniques that primarily focuses on the shin as a point of contact is known as “the art of the eight limbs” because it is characterized by the combined use of fists, elbows, knees, and shins being associated with a good physical preparation that makes a full-contact fighter very efficient.

Muay Thai became widespread internationally in the twentieth century when practitioners defeated notable practitioners of other martial arts.

Although modern day Muay Thai has employed the use of gloves and a rule set that was designed and put together by a sanctioning body to make the sport safer this has not always been the case.  In fact, traditional Muay Thai has very few rules, combatants did not wear gloves, and rounds, as well as the duration within said round, was agreed upon by the combatants and there was not a standard number of rounds or round length.

Some practitioners, even today, feel this is the true essence of Muay Thai and anything less is a bastardization of the sport.


In the video below, we see a modern Muay Thai match which is savagely and viciously ended in a manner that although oftentimes trained, is rarely employed with the effectiveness that is seen below.  What you witness is referred to simply as a jumping elbow and the results of which, when landed, can be devastating.

Along with the fight, the video below discusses the finer points of this technique and goes on to breakdown the mechanism by which it is so effectively employed.  So check out the video below to learn all about the jumping Muay Thai elbow.

Jacob C. Stevens is a lifelong athlete and cerebral martial arts enthusiast who is also skilled in the art of linguistic manipulation, his published work, Afterthoughts and Handgrenades, can be found here…

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