Elbow Strikes - Yellow Belt Traditional Jujitsu

Elbow Strike (Upward Strike)

This technique is used in close contact fighting, using an upward strike with your elbow.

Thrust your right elbow up to your attackers chin. Try to keep your right hand near your right shoulder.

Many Ju-Jitsu techniques rely on good footwork to be effective. For this technique you should twist on the ball of your right foot, this will enable you to get more momentum in the strike.

Elbow Strike (Cross Strike)

This elbow strike is to strike across your opponents face.

The strike is performed again with your right elbow, to the side of your attackers head.

Be sure to twist on the ball of your right foot.