Changes to the Downward Elbow Rule

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  1. rutherford

    rutherford Master Black Belt

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    Taken from the article here


     
  2. Tez3

    Tez3 Sr. Grandmaster

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    Thats not a change here, it's always been the way the rule has been regarded.
     
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    I've always thought it was strange that the strikes are illegal relative to the 'room' and not the body of the one striking.
     
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    girlbug2 Master of Arts

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    I think I understand the intent of that rule. Very smart of them to specify "ceiling to floor". That's the way to take gravity out of the equation.
     
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    We've always called it north to south and it's understood that's standing. At rules meetings prior to the fights we always show exactly what we mean so there are no misunderstandings.123
     

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