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    How often do you practice elbows, How many elbow strikes do you practice?
    Quality outweighs quantity every time.

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    I do not really practice any of them that much but I know where and how to hit people with them effectively. LOL.

    Lets see:
    Inward
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    Upward
    Back
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    Obscure Back elbow

    That is all I can think of. So I am going to say 7 different elbows.
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    Elbow set is good for practicing elbows. But you missed one major elbow - Compression Elbow.
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    Can you explain Compression Elbow, please sir?
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    A compression elbow is when you grab someone's head with onehand and the strike with vertical front elbow to the head. Therefore compressing their head betweenthe hand and elbow.
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    LOL - we do lots and lots of elbows. Flapping inward and outward, downward diagonal, and any other we can think of.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rob Broad
    A compression elbow is when you grab someone's head with onehand and the strike with vertical front elbow to the head. Therefore compressing their head betweenthe hand and elbow.

    Ahhhhh the infamous "ELBOW SANDWICH"! My personal favorite!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rob Broad
    How often do you practice elbows, How many elbow strikes do you practice?
    Out of all my basic strikes I tend favour elbows the most, When practicing elbows I dont count them, I use time say 3-5 miniutes per elbow, or combination.

    Here is an interesting clip on Elbow free style

    http://www.yangmian.com/courses.asp?#Elbow

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kenpo Mama
    Ahhhhh the infamous "ELBOW SANDWICH"! My personal favorite!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rob Broad
    A compression elbow is when you grab someone's head with onehand and the strike with vertical front elbow to the head. Therefore compressing their head betweenthe hand and elbow.
    Ah yes...we refer to it as an elbow sandwich. One of my favorite maneuvers. I love elbows. They are super great for close quarters.
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    i love elbows and knees.. they are my favorite strikes..

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    I practice elbows every chance I get. If anything I think people don't use enough elbows. I always catch myself yelling "Give him an elbow! Use your elbows!" at the TV when I'm watching UFC. I think they are underestimated. I'd rather give someone an elbow sandwich than a knucle sandwich.

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    ofcourse, you have much more backup mass, and less alignment to worry about with your wrist.

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    Quote Originally Posted by madeku
    ofcourse, you have much more backup mass, and less alignment to worry about with your wrist.
    Elbows are fun.. but always a secondary attack for me.

    I have always been a fan for high precision strikes.. Spear hands.. or whip hands.. there is just something really fun about tagging somone in just the right spot and seeing that moment of confusion when they realize that even though you did not hit them that hard... their (body part X) is not working right.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MrBunny
    Elbows are fun.. but always a secondary attack for me.

    I have always been a fan for high precision strikes.. Spear hands.. or whip hands.. there is just something really fun about tagging somone in just the right spot and seeing that moment of confusion when they realize that even though you did not hit them that hard... their (body part X) is not working right.
    but it is also cool to see someone open (cut) up from an elbow that you just landed on his grill

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    Quote Originally Posted by gixxershane
    but it is also cool to see someone open (cut) up from an elbow that you just landed on his grill
    I think it is because I am a big guy that I focus so much on precision rather than power.. people see me and their common first thought is

    "power hitter" "not much speed" "not going to have as good balance as someone smaller"

    And from a good ammount of bigger fighters I have had the honor of knowing, it can be true that they do use their size as an advantage and can tend to fall back on that.

    Personally.. I prefer thigns like... one of my favorite finger technique.. thumb middle and forfinger together into a beak.. the strike comes down at a 45 just past the jaw to the side of the larnex.. it looks much like something from the Mantis style in Kung Fu....

    It's quick, does not take much energy, simple, itimidating in it's simplicity and if you don't want to really hurt them you can tag them just behind the jaw.
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    Five: Upward, backward, inward, outward and downward, with 2 alternative angles each. As to specific applications, I can't count them. A few include:

    * Inward palm to elbow, riding across the arm
    * Upward to strike an attacking arm.
    * Backward with rotation against a grab.
    * Downward and wrap to clinch or hammerfist.
    * A variation on the ever-popular "sandwich."

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    Did anyone say the collapsing elbow?

    I like that one.

    I like reverse, over the shoulder, the SOB got behind you so you smack 'em, elbow.

    When someone tries to get behind you ..... yup, that's my favorite.

    And do you all teach how to make the elbow more pointy?

    Always make sure your thumb knuckle is pointing towards yourself and then your opponent will always get the boniest part of your elbow.

    That's my favorite part of doing elbows.

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    Obscure elbow are the best. They never see it coming and it's a great way for the ladies to get rid of "hangers on" at the bar. LOL.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Celtic_Crippler
    Obscure elbow are the best. They never see it coming and it's a great way for the ladies to get rid of "hangers on" at the bar. LOL.
    yes....'ooops...sorry there buddy! I just don't know what happened! One minute I was reaching back to look in my purse and then I felt this jarring impact. What exactly was your head doing there anyway?'

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