Combative Elbow Strikes: A Guide to Strikes, Blocks, Locks, and Take Downs is an in-depth analysis of the practical applications for five of the most common elbow strikes found in Karate and Taekwondo. While conventional wisdom holds that an elbow strike is simply a technique used for close-range striking, I believe that the movements used in executing these elbow strikes are highly versatile and applicable to a wide range of situations. In this book, I demonstrate how a technique as simple and as crude as an elbow strike can be used for executing blocks, joint locks, throws, take downs, chokes, pins, traps, releases, and ground fighting in addition to striking. Containing over 250 photographs, this book presents more than 50 applications for just five elbow strikes, while also including instructions on how to generate power and execute the elbow strikes in an efficient and effective manner.
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Here are some videos where I demonstrate applications from the book using the upward, downward, outward, and round elbow strikes.
Upward Elbow Strike / Inside Brush Block and Escape to Arm Bar
Upward Elbow Strike / Inside Brush Block and Arm Bar to Take Down
Upward Elbow Strike / Inside Brush Block and Key Lock to Take Down
Low Line Outward Elbow Strike to Upward Elbow Strike and Arm Bar
High Line Outward Elbow Strike to Downward Elbow Strike and Take Down
Round Elbow Strike - Pronating, Supinating, and Adductive Wrist Lock Applications
Jeff W. Rosser is a teacher, martial arts instructor, and writer currently residing in South Korea. He is a former AAU U.S.A. National Karate Team member and has competed internationally in Karate and Taekwondo, medaling in Taekwondo. He began training in Shorin-Ryu Karate in 1991 and now has over twenty-three years of experience in the martial arts. In addition to Shorin-Ryu Karate, he has also trained in Kukki Taekwondo, Shuri-Te Ju-Jutsu, Judo, American Open Karate, and wrestling. Jeff is a columnist for Taekwondo Times Magazine, writing "The Hidden Art," and a monthly contributor to Totally Taekwondo Magazine. Contact info: www.mawriter.webs.com (website)