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3 Tactics to Counter Muay Thai Kickboxing Elbow Attacks

Learn how to do three tactics to counter elbow attacks in kickboxing from Mushin MMA's Sean Hinds in this muay Thai training video from Howcast.


Defending and attacking against the elbows. All right, so facing my partner, hands up nice and high. If my partner decides to throw a right elbow, as he steps in and throws the elbow, I'm going to keep my hands up.

Now, I'm going to take the impact on my elbow, and because he's in so close now, I have the option now to come out with the upper cut elbow, or I can come hook with an elbow, If they decide to come with a left elbow again, hands up nice and high, take the impact. Now I can come up with a left elbow, or I can come with a hook elbow, all right?

Next one -- if he attaches with an over and down the middle elbow, again he comes up. I want to keep my hands up high now. From this position now, I can either go in with a hook elbow, or I can come with the upper cut elbow, or a hook elbow.

The other side, same thing. He attacks me over the top. Hands up, now I can come with an upper cut elbow, or a hook elbow. And that's defending and attacking against some of the elbows.

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