Downward Elbow Strike

Downward Elbow Strike – Martial Arts

This page provides instructions for the Downward Elbow Strike. The elbow strike is often used in self-defensesituations in order to strike the top of an attacker’s head, collar bone, back, etc. A more advanced version of this technique is the jumping downward elbow strike.

For other elbow strikes (i.e. spinning elbow strike), please visit the main Elbow Strikes section.

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Written Instructions for Technique

  • In this technique, you will bring your elbow up vertically as high as you can.
  • You will then bring your elbow down rapidly striking the target with the tip of the elbow.

Instructional Video for the Downward Elbow Strike & Jumping Downward Elbow Strike

Instructional Video for a Krav Maga Hammer Elbow Strike

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