Slicing Elbow Strike Inside the Muay Thai Clinch
Elbows can be one of the most devastating strikes you can land inside the clinch.
Since you don’t need much range of motion to unleash a powerful, slicing elbow, it can be a very sneaky attack to catch your opponent off guard with. However, knowing the proper technique and hand positioning is crucial if you want to land an elbow strike inside the clinch. Try out this Muay Thai clinch elbow technique demonstrated by multiple Muay Thai champion Mathias Gallo Cassarino from 7 Muay Thai Gym in Ranong, Thailand:
Clinch Elbow Technique From Inside Position
Besides landing elbows on the inside, you can obviously chuck them from the outside as well.
One of the best elbow strikes to land from the outside position is called the spear elbow. This Muay Thai technique is great for splitting your opponents guard and landing a flush elbow to your opponents nose. Take a look at how to setup and deliver the spear elbow in this technique tutorial by Chris Clodfelter of Eight Points Muay Thai.
Muay Thai Spear Elbow Technique
Elbows can be very damaging but so can knees and sweeps. Learning how to properly use these dangerous techniques is super important if you want to be a dominate force inside the clinch, but learning how to defend them is JUST as important. Avoid taking serious damage by implementing this clinch drill by Chris Romulo of CROM Physical Culture:
Knee Guard Defense To Clinch Toss
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