There’s a common misconception that elbows are only truly effective when being delivered from above, using the additional force to split open an opponent’s head or at least leave him/her open to clean punches. However, elbows can be just as dangerous when standing.

In this MMATraining Technique of the Day, Strikeforce lightweight Jorge Masvidal is shown working on his elbows in the clinch. While the video lacks any discernible audio in terms of instruction all it takes is mediocre observation skills to pick up more than a few pointers to employ in the future.

PHOTO CREDIT – STRIKEFORCE