Elbow Blitz Combination – Muay Thai Video Tutorial

The Elbow Blitz. Created for the Savage at Heart.

Tutorial Taught by: Marco Merlo of Spirit of Siam Gym, Chiang Mai, Thailand.

We have seen fighters such as Melvin Manhoef with a punch heavy blitz [Check Out this Highlight for a Good Example]. An elbow blitz, however, is an underutilized form of technical savagery.

There is an issue with “hand heavy” blitzes when our competition holds their ground, refusing to fall back on their heels. In addition to this, an effectively tight guard can crowd or completely block the punches [often the case with strong Dutch Kickboxers].

This is where the elbows come in. The stubborn and tight defense works against our competition in this case. We use the elbow blitz to our advantage to stab straight through the competition’s soul. . . literally:

Notes from the video to remember.

Step 1: Throw the One-Two.

Step 2: Step through to the opposite stance
with a spear elbow.

Step 3: Sink your weight as soon as your
foot hits the ground for maximum power.

Step 4 [Bonus]: Hand trap and peel
for the finishing elbow.

*The opponent being stuck on the ropes multiplies the damage
caused. He or she cannot absorb the impact by stepping back.

*Right below the sternum is the solar plexus. If hit, it is a
vulnerable target that can paralyze the diaphragm to interrupt
the opponent’s breathing.

*The upper body and leg step through to the opposite stance
simultaneously. Dropping the weight of the body as the elbow
stabs forward.

*An effective technique against opponents with a tight
guard and defense.


Paul Banasiak is a Professional Muay Thai fighter/addict, 9x champion, trainer, and fitness professional currently living, training, and fighting in Thailand. After leaving medical school without looking back, he decided to fully follow his passion of helping others become the best version of themselves, creating MuayThaiAthlete.com. A website for those who are already passionate individuals that want to take their life, mindset & training to the next level. 

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