HORIZONTAL ELBOW
Day 10 (Tactic 1/1)

Education
Please review the following sections to improve your understanding and movements.

Striking Factors

Target: Side of face, Jawline, Throat (this is a harder one to access in reality, but still effective if possible to target)

Surface Area: Elbow (slightly below elbow joint)

Range of Motion: Combative Twist

Combative Range: Close Range


Quick Facts

Status
Primary Upper Body Strike.

Objective
The Horizontal Elbow is a great close-range upper-body combative when you have gained access to the face, usually after the body has come forward from striking the groin, or if the attacker closes in on you and you have access to the upper body.

Timing
You can use this combative when you are in the Close Range.

How To

Below is a step-by-step breakdown.

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Step 1 (Front)

Start in your Survival Stance.

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Step 2 (Front)

For the Horizontal Elbow, mold your striking arm into the elbow weapon by raising your upper arm parallel to the ground, blading the hand, placing it against your body/chest area and extending your arm to bring the hand to the outer part of your body.

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Step 3 (Front)

Complete the Combative Twist, pivoting your front foot, to drive your elbow through the target.

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Step 4 (FRONT)

Once you strike through the target, drop the elbow so that you can immediately return your hand to the starting position, guarding your face.

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Step 5 (FRONT)

Return to your Survival Stance.

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Step 1 (Back)

Start in your Survival Stance.

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Step 2 (BACK)

For the Horizontal Elbow, mold your striking arm into the elbow weapon by raising your upper arm parallel to the ground, blading the hand, placing it against your body/chest area and extending the arm to bring the hand to the outer part of your body.

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Step 3 (BACK)

Complete the Combative Twist, pivoting on your rear foot, to drive your elbow through the target.

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STEP 4 (BACK)

Once you strike through the target, drop the elbow so that you can immediately return your hand to the starting position, guarding your face.

STEP 5 (BACK)

Return to your Survival Stance.

Drills

Drill 1

Practice Near Side Horizontal Elbows.

 

 

Drill 2

Practice Rear Side Horizontal Elbows.