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Discussion in 'Standup Technique' started by banderkejs, Jul 21, 2005.

  1. banderkejs

    banderkejs Green Belt

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    if so, whats your experience? good, bad? dangerous or is it safe if its done with protection...heck, enlighten me.

    /banderkejs
     
  2. Michael Wanaka

    Michael Wanaka Amateur Fighter

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    If you're going to spar with elbows you need very thick elbow pads.
     
  3. MN-KungFu

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    well one thing we do when using elbows is go slow and have focus
     
  4. Matt

    Matt Titanium Belt

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    No - never tried it. Don't have elbow pads. Seems like the pads wouldn't really offer that much protection anyway though.

    Elbows lead to cuts, which lead to no training or sparing while you're waiting for the cuts to heal so...no thanks.
     
  5. Shaolin Bushido

    Shaolin Bushido Yamato Damashii

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    They fight Muay Thai like that down in Georgia at one of those shows down there. They use the pads and evidently it does cut down on the bad cuts.
     
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    tokian Orange Belt

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    I dont understand why no martial arts supplier has made good muay thai elbow and knee pads.

    Am i just out of the loop?
     
  7. banderkejs

    banderkejs Green Belt

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    that is the ticket i belive. slow and focus huh?! thanks.
     
  8. TwIsTeD&BrOkEn

    TwIsTeD&BrOkEn With These Hands I Control The Fate of Millions

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    yeah Ive done it on a couple of occasions...we were wearing regular elbowpads...like what a skate boarder or something would wear...we just went very light.....we actaully sparred with headbutts as well...and knees.....the guy was an instructor who has done some NHB, and my coach was having him "assess" me.

    It wasnt that bad...I looked quite ugly at the end of the whole thing, but I wasnt severely injured...worst thing was a serious hematoma on the inside of my upper lip, it swelled up pretty good and turned dark purple.


    Never look down in the clinch, kids.
     
  9. Joel77

    Joel77 White Belt

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    Yes I do. We use thick elbow pads and headgear. Cuts hardly take place. My instructor is trained in Thailand (Sit yod tong), he likes to keep it as authentic (Muay Thai) as possible.
     
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    NLB2 Banned Banned

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    Haha, thanks for the tip!
     
  11. meng_mao

    meng_mao this belt has flava

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    What gym are you from?
     
  12. Sunrise

    Sunrise Blue Belt

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    i train muay thai with elbows. no pads (whats the point in pads).

    As long as both participants are willing.

    It gives you an insight into working with elbows, builds good defence and is true muay thai.

    Elbows are very dangerous, defence is essential so how can you prepare for a fight with elbows if you dont train them.

    Thats why the thais are so deadly with elbows and they are not allowed in K1 because no one else trains them and would get punished severely in a fight.
     
  13. Foolkiller

    Foolkiller You have meddled with the primal forces of nature!

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    Nationman make elbow pads. Worth picking up if you do want to spar using elbows. Sometimes I will drill elbows and defense but generally don't use them in sparring because I want to have people to spar with.
     
  14. banderkejs

    banderkejs Green Belt

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    thanks for the tip.
     
  15. fdupnct

    fdupnct Blue Belt

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    I have spared with elbow a few times. We would both put on full shield motorcycle helmets and 4oz gloves and anything goes except headbutts. It was actually alot of fun because you could still get rattled but you knew you weren't really going to get hurt. It was really nice for working counter punching and slipping bacause you could go full speed.
     
  16. banderkejs

    banderkejs Green Belt

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    lol, wtf man :)
     
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    fdupnct Blue Belt

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    What? They work better than any other headgear I've used. You can still see the punches coming, you react naturally because you do feel the impact of the shot but your not going to get cut, bruised or broken. Both people can go full speed without holding anything back. I don't own a bike but I almost bought a helmet just for sparing with. Besides if you can slip a punch full speed with the added weight and size of a motorcycle helmet, imagine how much easier it will be once it comes off.
     
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    moodymikey Blue Belt

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    the gym i am at doesnt spar with elbows and i think that although safety wise its a good idea its not going to help anyone when they are trying to prepare for a fight. i think if you compete and have a fight coming up, you have no option other than to train with elbows included
     
  19. wooshman

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    That's an interesting concept. Almost made me laugh actually at first. hehe. Just the thought of two guys sparring with motorcycle helmets on... Anyways you can buy full faced headgear that covers everything but the nose, eyes, and mouth. Or you want to save your nose and chin just get the headgear that has the metal bar in front.
     
  20. fdupnct

    fdupnct Blue Belt

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    I can't remember how we started using them. I think it was entry drills for the clinch. We would take turns 1 person would try to get the clinch on the neck and land 3-5 strikes while the oher person was to defend against it. It was a very fun drill. I have some headgear without the bar and they are good but because the nose can still get popped pretty good, some people don't want to go that hard.
     

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