4 Deadly Elbow Techniques In The Clinch

How To Knock Your Opponent Out With Elbows Inside The Clinch

We’ve all got blades on our arms, some are sharper than others, but they slice and dice all the same. These blades I’m referring to are elbows. Elbows, like knees, are made to be utilized within close range. Though you may be within the range they’re designed for, that does not always mean you’ll be able to use them properly. Positioning is key. 

What type of position will we be looking at today?

We’ll look, as one always should, at the position of maximal leverage; in this particular instance, the clinch. This is an important point to consider if you’re facing an opponent more physically able than you are. It would be silly to fight on an equal playing field, therefore you must be able to maneuver to positions advantageous to you and disadvantageous to him. 

The clinch will be such a position for you. Here are the tricks:

4 Deadly Elbow Techniques In The Clinch

Elbows are great on their own, but add on knees? Well…then you’ve got yourself a recipe for destruction. Head-body-head is a classic tactic which, most likely, will send your opponent into a maelstrom of uncertainty, which provides us with ear-to-ear smiles. In this instance though, I am to overachieve.

Allow me to not just introduce knees into the clinch, but let us learn how to turn opponents. It’s painful not knowing where the next strike will come from, so imagine how much more painful it will be not knowing where you’ll be when the next strike comes? Not fun for them…plenty of fun for you.

Muay Thai Clinch Technique | How To Turn Your Opponent To Land A Knee

You’ve nailed down the basics. Now we add on tricks, and who better to learn from than, the greatest Muay Thai fighter of all time, Samart Payakaroon? And what better goggles to look through than those of Lawrence Kenshin Striking Breakdowns:

Moments of Brilliance: Samart Payakaroon’s Elbow

free muay thai clinch videos drills techniques and sweeps

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If you enjoyed these clinch videos and want to continue learning more techniques, sweeps, knees and elbows from the inside position, then make sure to check out my free 3-Part Video Series on the clinch. And if that’s not enough for you, then check out my Clinch King video course for a complete breakdown on the inside game.

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Evan Lee
Evan is a gourmand of combat sports from Taiwan. He appreciates the beauty of Muay Thai movement and all other movements. He's got no rudder so if the winds blow northerly, he goes north. His goal is to achieve and appreciate.

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