Blocking with elbows?

Discussion in 'Standup Technique' started by EastLosGangster, Aug 10, 2005.

  1. when I am training i have a tendacy to block punches with my elbows. the truth is i fucked up my sparring partners hands! elbows and knees are the hardest bones in the human body.I want to know if this a good teqnique to use in a real fight or you will fuck up your elbows?
     
  2. Sohei

    Sohei Manning the air

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    I block with my elbow all the time, I think Bas called it a "wing block" or something on Pride one time. Jst seems like an effective way to block and intercept head punches.
     
  3. Brendon Katz

    Brendon Katz Brown Belt Professional Fighter

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    check out 'crazy monkey' by rodney king. builds elbow blocking into an art form , and how to go from elbow blocks to strikes/clinch and back to elbow blocks effectively.
     
  4. DKM76

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    doesn't that leave your ribs exposed for body hooks?
     
  5. Joel77

    Joel77 White Belt

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    That's how Rampage Jackson blocks some punches.
     
  6. i can take the hits
     
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    Vilo Magee Brown Belt Professional Fighter

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    Vilo Magee Brown Belt Professional Fighter

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    I block alot of punches to the head and body with different parts of my hand down to my elbows. I use my elbows/forarms to block body punches by dropping my elevation and turning slightly into the body punches or I will expand my chest and stomach or hump my back up to make my body a smaller or slightly turned target that can be covered by my elbows forarms ect. This is a very effective way of blocking because it is very easy to slip a counter punch off of their punch or to tie them up in a clinch if you are hurt. It also can hurt the other guys hands and set up very short uppercuts if done right.
    However this is not a technique that is for a beginer because you can get caught by a guy who feints well with his feet or hands and get off balance if you do it while you are not relaxed.
     
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    sir037 Forever Noob

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    That's a very good point.

    Bas mentioned at a seminar once that you better get used to getting hit because you can't block everything.
     
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    Vilo Magee Brown Belt Professional Fighter

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    I will tell you one thing if you neglect covering up your ribs and body you will be in a very short fight. Taking body punches will shorten your career they do alot of damage if you take enough of them. I have knocked alot of guys down with steady body punching because it rattles their entire body and I am not a big puncher. i would rather get hit in the face ten time full bore than hit in the body by a solid punch.
     
  11. thanks for the tip, i cover them more often now!
     
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    banderkejs Green Belt

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    yeah, thats some good stuff right there.
     
  13. crooked

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    crazy monkey taught by rodney king is a different kind of system. quinton only uses the brush the hair stroke to block hooks/looping punches. the system talks about blocking straights and shovel hooks.
     
  14. Brendon Katz

    Brendon Katz Brown Belt Professional Fighter

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    and uppercuts , and pretty much every other punch/kick that can get thrown at you.
     

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