Mae Empi Uchi - Forward Elbow Strike

Join this free martial arts wiki. Add info & help beginners with Shotokan Kata, Kicks, Punches, Grappling, Taekwondo Forms & Patterns, Aikido, Goju-Ryu, Krav Maga, Bo Staff, Judo, Kyokushin, etc. Fitness experts can help with Strength Training, Core Exercises, Warm-Ups, Balance, Stretching, Conditioning, etc. Talk with fellow martial artists by joining our Wiki Community.

Wiki Revision Date - 16 Dec 2015 23:18

Mae Empi Uchi - Forward Elbow Strike

This is an elbow strike that moves forward into the opponent. Elbow strikes are great for close quarter defense where it can be difficult to throw larger attacks such as a punch.

Instructions for Technique:

  • This elbow strike can be done with the arm in a vertical or horizontal orientation
  • There is not as much torque or twist in this elbow strike as with others
    • But there is is a slight thrust with the shoulder
  • Though there is less twist in this elbow whole body momentum can be used
    • Lunging forward for example with the strike will put the entire body weight into the tip of elbow to strike its target such as the solar plexus
  • This strike is usually placed right at the solar plexus
    • Remember this strike goes forward into the opponent

An beautiful example of this elbow strike can be seen in the kata Shisochin at 1:23


Join the Wiki Community!

We hope you become a wiki member. You can join via the wiki or via Facebook.
Talk to fellow martial artists on the wiki community. Members can ask questions, post answers & videos and even tell the occasional martial arts joke!

Latest Informational Pages Added to Wiki

Popular & Highly Rated Community Posts

Recent Member Posts Added to Community

  • Irimi Training "Irimi" or "entering" is primarily used and studied in aikido, though other martial arts use similar concepts.
  • MMA vs Thai Chi (sort of) Here is a video that has apparently gone viral in China showing what happens when a 'self styled' Tai Chi 'master' comes up against years of dedicated MA training http://shanghaiist.com/2017/04/28/mma-vs-tai-chi.php



Martial Arts Books
(Click on the pictures below to learn more about these books)


At no extra cost to you, Black Belt Wiki makes a small commission if you buy products via these links. Your purchase helps keep this wiki free for all visitors. Thank you for your support!






Material on this wiki may not be copied or reproduced without the written approval of Black Belt Wiki.
All rights reserved. For other terms & conditions, please read our legal disclaimer. This site is for informational purposes only. All martial arts techniques and fitness exercises should be supervised by a trained martial arts instructor in order to prevent injuries and to ensure the proper technique is utilized. If you have had an injury or are in pain, please see a doctor before starting or continuing any martial arts and/or physical fitness program.




Wiki
Martial Arts Products