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Twisted Phoenix Elbow from 18 Kung Fu Hands Techniques

Learn how to do the twisted phoenix elbow move, as part of the 18 hands techniques, from Sifu Karl Romain in this Shaolin kung fu Howcast video.


Hi, I'm Karl Romain demonstrating the eighteen tactics. And I'll demonstrate twisted phoenix elbow. As your opponent throws what we call a haymaker, a long looping blow; its very important that come inside the arm. If you get it here, what's gonna happen? Its gonna bend and hit you. So what you wanna do is close that distance. Bring your arm up to protect you, right from here you are gonna fire off an elbow. We could, obviously we could go to the head; for demonstration purposes I'm gonna go right to the chest. Okay. Now I'll show you from a different angle. Again, my partner steps in, I block; I step in, protect myself and deliver an elbow. I'm Karl Romain, demonstrating the eighteen tactics and that was twisted phoenix elbow.

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