Instructions for the Downward Elbow Strike

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Instructions for the Downward Elbow Strike

This page provides instructions for the Downward Elbow Strike. The elbow strike is often used in self-defense situations in order to strike the top of an attacker's head, collar bone, back, etc. A more advanced version of this technique is the jumping downward elbow strike.

For other elbow strikes (i.e. spinning elbow strike), please visit the main Elbow Strikes section.

Written Instructions for Technique

  • In this technique, you will bring your elbow up vertically as high as you can.
  • You will then bring your elbow down rapidly striking the target with the tip of the elbow.

Instructional Video for the Downward Elbow Strike & Jumping Downward Elbow Strike

Instructional Video for a Krav Maga Hammer Elbow Strike


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