Instructions for the Rear Elbow Strike (or Back Elbow Strike)
This page provides instructions for the Rear Elbow Strike (or Back Elbow Strike, Reverse Elbow Strike, etc.). This elbow strike is often used in self-defense situations when grabbed from behind in order to strike an attacker's stomach, ribs, etc.
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 backwards in order to strike a target.
- If an attacker has grabbed you from behind around the shoulders, you can thrust your elbow backwards into his stomach or ribs.
- If an attacker has grabbed you from behind around the waist, you can swing your elbow backwards to strike his head.
- The rear elbow strike is also used if you have thrown a forward horizontal elbow strike and want to bring the elbow back to make a second strike on the opposite side of the target. For example, you have thrown a forward horizontal elbow strike towards an attacker's head. You have missed and swung past the target. However, rather than bringing your arm fully back to its original starting position, you can bring the elbow back across your body and the opposite side of the attacker's head.
Instructional Video for a Rear Elbow Strike
Wiki Recommendations by Google
Black Belt Wiki Community
- Please visit the wiki community to read all of our members posts & replies. However, we have listed below some of the recent posts & top-rated topics added by our members to the wiki's social community. These are not wiki pages but rather are fantastic member generated questions, answers & even the occasional joke focused on martial arts topics. We hope you become a member.
Highly Rated Posts on the Wiki Community
Recent Wiki Community Posts
- Is realistic self-defense training a contradiction in itself? There are countless providers that claim to offer realistic self-defense training. Routinely implied in in such claims is that other, more traditional schools/dojos/styles fail to address this. However, I am wondering if realistic self-defense training...
- Moderation I am sorry that (for the first time) I felt the need to get all moderatory :) Unlike (a certain member) I do not feel the need to continually brag or boast (or lie) about my rank or experience, rather I would hope that my words on this community and my...
At no extra cost to you, Black Belt Wiki makes a small commission if you buy products via these Amazon 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.
Martial Arts Products
- Books - Most Popular Martial Arts Books
- Grappling - BJJ, Judo, MMA, etc.
- DVDs - Best Instructional DVDs
- Gloves - Boxing, MMA, etc.
- Heavy Bags, Kicking Pads & Shields
- Kata & Forms
- Shoes - Karate, Taekwondo, Wrestling, Boxing, etc.
- Sparring Gear - Sparring gloves, footwear, headgear, etc.
- Stretching & Flexibility
- Training - Iron Palm, Punching Mitts, etc.
- Uniforms & Gi