Uppercut Elbow Strike

Uppercut Elbow Strike (or Upward Elbow Strike)

This page provides instructions for the Uppercut Elbow Strike (or Upward Elbow Strike). The elbow strike is often used in self-defense situations in order to strike an attacker’s chin, ribs, etc.

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

Written Instructions for Technique

  • In this technique, you will bring your elbow down vertically as low as you can.
  • You will then bring your elbow up rapidly striking the target with the tip of the elbow.
  • For greater power and momentum, you can bend your knees and then thrust your body upwards as you swing your elbow vertically.

Instructional Video for an Uppercut Elbow Strike

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