Naked Muay Thai 5: Elbow Strikes!

Teacher: Cat Noble
Student: Gigi Jimiiji
(Level: Beginner-Intermediate)
Martial arts can be practiced for any reason from combat to meditation and they result in a sense of discipline, confidence and responsibility as well as a deeper understanding of human nature and the Self. Muay Thai (also called the Art of Eight Limbs or Thai boxing) is a stand-up striking art. Since the introduction of equipment and boxing rings, Muay Thai has become a competitive combat sport and is popular with MMA (mixed martial arts) fighters as a striking strategy.
This video will demonstrate a few basic elbow strikes with an emphasis on safety. We will discuss the strategy of why elbows are useful in a Muay Thai fight and when is the proper time to use them. Practitioners are encouraged to train in an open space with plenty of room to move, and may use either a partner or a mirror for feedback on technique. -NYV0077A