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Encyclopedia > Elbowing
A sideways elbow strike.
A sideways elbow strike.

An elbow strike (commonly referred to as simply an "elbow") is a strike with the point of the elbow, the part of the forearm nearest to the elbow, or the part of the upper arm nearest to the elbow. Elbows can be thrown sideways similarly to a hook, upwards similarly to an uppercut, or downwards with the point of the elbow. A hook is a punch in boxing. ... The uppercut (sometimes also referred to as the upper), is a punch used in boxing that usually aims at the opponents chin. ...

Elbowing is a disallowed practice in most combat sports. Muay Thai and several mixed martial arts organizations such as the UFC do however allow elbowing, or allow elbowing in a specific manner. The mixed martial arts organizations disallowing it usually do so because elbowing the head increases the risk of lacerations in a fight. [1] Wikipedia does not yet have an article with this exact name. ... Muay Thai (IPA: [/muai32 tÊ°ai32/]; Thai มวยไทย) (Thai Boxing) is the Thai name for an indigenous form of martial art practiced in several southeast Asian countries including Cambodia (where it is Pradal Serey), Myanmar (where it is generally known as Lethwei ), Vietnam (where it is known as Vo Tu Do... Mixed martial arts (MMA) is a combat sport in which two competitors attempt to achieve dominance over one another by utilizing a wide variety of permitted martial arts techniques, including striking and grappling. ... UFC is a TLA that can stand for Ultimate Fighting Championship Umeå FC This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... This article is being considered for deletion in accordance with Wikipedias deletion policy. ...


Main reference
  • Løvstad, Jakob. The Mixed Martial Arts Primer. www.idi.ntnu.no. URL last accessed January 31, 2006. (DOC format)

January 31 is the 31st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2006 (MMVI) is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...

Other references
  1. ^ Pettifer, Ross. What is MMA - Background. www.cagewarriors.com. URL last accessed January 31, 2006.



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