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Combat Muay Boran stylists must be complete fighters. They ought to be at ease both in close combat and in outfighting. A typical close range tactic of this style consists in crashing the opponent’s wind pipe with an upwards elbow strike. This is one of the lethal offensive maneuvers of this style.


When the throat or the point of the chin is struck from below, the attack is difficult to detect and can cause serious damage. In fact, as all Combat Muay Boran fighters know, it’s the strike you don’t see that can easily knock you out.


This Combat Muay Boran elbow can be used as an offensive or defensive technique. Defensively, this maneuver represents a perfect counter against a straight punch aimed at the chin or face. Slip the punch to the inside and immediately follow up with an inverted upward elbow.