Uppercut elbow video
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The uppercut elbow (Sok ngat in Thai) is used in Muay Thai to hit the target by throwing it upward. This elbow move is used for targets like chin, jaw, or face area by thrusting the elbow diagonally upwards to hit the aiming target. Basically there are two ways to perform this Muay Thai elbow move. The first is by using the lead elbow for the uppercut and the second is by using the rear one.
The normal way or the most common used is the Thai boxing rear uppercut elbow if you’re right handed. First, start with the Muay Thai boxing stance. Move your weight on your left leg and then twist your right shoulder and also hip and leg over to the left. Add more power to the impact by bending both knees just a bit. At the mean time, hold your right elbow in position to attack and raise the arm it diagonally upwards so that your fist is close to your face on the left.
Now the fun part. Thrust your right elbow slightly diagonally up and round, adding the force. Use the point of the elbow to hit the target. For alternative, you can also use your left elbow for this Thai boxing move. It will be called “Lead” uppercut elbow. Besides using the lead elbow is somewhat easier. The body weight stay on your left leg just like when using the right elbow. But instead, raise your left arm diagonally so the fist is next to your face on the right. And you know what comes next. Thrust the left elbow diagonally upwards to hit the opponent’s chin, jaw or face.
[from www.muaythaiart.com. Original page is here]