Nathan Corbett - Landing Elbows
Elbows are pointy and hard, so getting hit with them hurts a lot. Unfortunately their short reach makes them difficult to land compared to punches and kicks. Nathan Corbett was really good at elbowing people in the head, let's look at how he did it.
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Corbett would advance constantly to put himself in elbow range and create openings from his opponent's reactions to his forward movement
Opponent backs up
Pressure to the ropes
Once the opponent's back hits the ropes, they no longer have any room to back up and you can step in and land elbows freely.
Use combinations or feints to close distance for elbow
Hiding an elbow in a punching combination allows you to use the punches to get within range for the elbow.
Teep feints are a great entry for elbows because they can cover your step in and draw the opponent's hands down
Counter with elbow
If the opponent steps in to strike while you're moving forward, you can let him close the distance for you and meet him in the middle with an elbow. This allows you to catch him with his momentum going into the strike as well.
Use their offense as an opportunity to clinch
Opponent tries to clinch
Use forearms/elbows/hands to create barriers between the opponent's face and your body. This prevents him from closing distance into the clinch and puts you right at elbowing range.
Opponent gets a collar tie
Opponent covers up
Pulling the opponent's hand out of position allows you to distract them while you close distance and clear a space to land the elbow.
Sidestep to outside angle
Taking an angle allows you to face the opponent's flank and bypass their guard. The outside angle puts you in perfect position to land a rear elbow around the opponent's guard.