This is our 8th video already. Can you believe that? Only a few more of Muay Thai elbow to go and after that we will go on and start the Muay Thai Knee moves. Don’t forget the review the old video we have talked about here, Muay Thai punching moves and the previous Muay Thai elbow moves. Suggest your friends who are starting to learn Muay Thai. These Thai boxing learning clips will be useful for them.
Anyway, so today’s video is called “Reverse Horizontal Elbow”. It can be called in Thai “Sork Gratoong” or “Sork Wiang Glab”. This attack is great for hitting the side of the opponent’s face as the target. The elbow is thrown horizontally outwards or reversing and synchronizing the movements of your elbow, shoulder, waist, hip and leg for perfection to attack the target.
There are two types of reverse horizontal elbow. One is normally used as an offensive move and the other is as a follow-on move when the use of other elbow attack is failed.
The Rear Reverse Horizontal Elbow works great for a follow-on move. You can perform this when other elbow attacks like the elbow slash or the horizontal elbow is failed to hit the target. Turn it into an advantage by retracting the elbow back and impact the point of the elbow against to side of your opponent’s head. For example, if you’re using the right horizontal elbow and it misses the target, swing the elbow further to the left and pull it back forcefully to the right along the same path to hit the target.
The Lead Reverse Horizontal Elbow, on the other hand, is used as a direct attack since at this point you are much closer to the opponent or the target. Do it by twisting your left shoulder, including waist, hip and leg to the right with power before swinging them back bringing the ready elbow horizontally back to impact the target with the point of your elbow.
I hope you will find this lesson quite useful. Practice this with your Muay Thai trainer for a better result. Come back for more of these free Muay Thai boxing lessons right here. Enjoy!