The elbow technique of Jeet Kune Do is characterized by concealed movements, speed, and strong attack. It can attack the opponent’s head, neck, collarbone, spine, ribs, abdomen, solar plexus, crotch, legs, arms, etc.
Jeet Kune Do Elbow can be divided into upper elbow, lower elbow, flat elbow, piercing elbow, and back elbow.
We will introduce the techniques, training methods, and practical application of the upper elbow attack of Jeet Kune Do Elbow Method.
This is a sequel to Jeet Kune Do Elbow Method – Upward Elbow Strike, which attacks the enemy’s head, neck, jaw and face, causing him to faint immediately. You can find articles on the practical use of Jeet Kune Do’s boxing, legs, knees, and elbows published in previous issues of this account through this link.
You are also welcome to read this article, which will be followed by other Jeet Kune Do articles published in previous issues of this account, through which you can learn more about Jeet Kune Do.
Jeet Kune Do’s downward elbow is a top-down elbow strike technique, because of the extremely high speed of the elbow tip, so it has a strong killing power, in the confrontation, the upper elbow can also be used to destroy the enemy’s knee and leg technique.
First, the elbow technique
The practitioner starts with the warning pile posture, the forearm naturally bends the elbow upwards and quickly hits the elbow downward, reaching the tip of the elbow with force, and then quickly recovers the warning pile posture (Fig. 1-1, Fig. 1-2, Fig. 1-3, Fig. 1-4).
Before the movement, the practitioner’s body should be moderately relaxed to avoid physical and mental tension. When doing a downward elbow strike, pay attention to your balance and accuracy of movement and quick and short force.
Second, the training method of the upper elbow
1. Action practice
The practitioner repeatedly practices the elbow technique in place, changing to the right posture after the left posture exercise, and then cycling, practicing for 2-3 minutes in a group.
2. Hypothetical practice
After the practitioner has mastered the technical essentials through movement practice, he can perform hypothetical exercises. This is to do offensive and defensive exercises with the opponent in a hypothetical scenario, and practice for 2-3 minutes in a group.
When practicing, relax your whole body and pay attention to quick and powerful movements.
3. Sandbag practice
Practitioners practice the elbow technique with sandbags placed on a table or hard table, paying attention to the unobstructed reach of the force and the force of the elbow strike (Figures 2-1, Figures 2-2, Fig. 2-3).
This exercise is done in groups of 10-15 or 2-3 minutes.
4. Cooperate with practice
Practitioners can practice with the assistant holding the target, the practitioner can hit the target with the elbow out of the movement, or he can practice a mixture of tactics, fists and feet (Figure 3-1, Figure 3-2, Figure 3-3).
In the exercise, the assistant should pay attention to remind the practitioner to correct the mistake and do his best to help the practitioner improve his technique. Exercises are practiced in groups of 2-3 minutes.
Third, the actual combat application of the upper elbow
1. Kick the abdomen + elbow hit the back of the neck
Reserve: Our side stands in the left guard pile position, the other side stands in the right guard pile posture, and the two sides face each other. With our left hand, we draw the enemy’s defensive attention to the upper plate, and then attack the enemy’s crotch and abdomen with our left front leg (Figure 4-1). Immediately afterwards, our side took advantage of the enemy’s crotch and abdomen being kicked and bent forward and bowed his head in pain, quickly stepped forward with his left foot, entered the body, and at the same time slammed the enemy’s back neck with his right lower elbow, severely damaging the enemy (Figure 4-2).
2. Unhug the leg + elbow hit the back
Preparatory position: We stand in the left guard pile posture and the other side stands in the right guard pile position, and the two sides face each other (Figure 5-1). The enemy hugged our legs and tried to use the move of holding our legs to throw us down; We immediately retreated to the right, leaned forward, stabilized the center of gravity, and at the same time slammed the enemy’s spine or waist and kidney with the lower right elbow, severely damaging the enemy (Figure 5-2).
3. Hold your legs and hit your elbows
Preparatory position: Our side stands in the left guard pile posture, and the other side stands in the right guard pile posture, and the two sides face each other (Figure 6-1). The enemy attacked our middle plate with my right leg, I dodged to the right while grabbing the enemy’s right leg with my left arm, then quickly stepped up to the right, turned to the left to face the enemy’s right leg, and at the same time slammed the enemy’s right thigh muscle group or the area under the right knee with my right lower elbow, severely damaging the enemy (Figure 6-2).
4. Hit your elbow on your knee
We hit the enemy in the face with a straight right fist, and the enemy leaned back to dodge, while raising his right knee to attack our lower plate (Figure 7-1). Without stopping, our side immediately flexed our right arm and smashed the enemy’s right knee with our right lower elbow to defuse the enemy’s counterattack (Figure 7-2).