The bones forming your elbow create one of the strongest weapons you can use for either offense or defense. When used as a block, it effectively stop an oncoming attack and it may do significant damage as well.
Our blocking drill has three different elbow blocks. The third elbow block is protecting the lower part of the torso, and involves a downward strike with the tip of the elbow or the length of the forearm. In our drill, we combine this movement with a rising block by the other hand so that the upper body/head does not remain unprotected. This block might be used, for example, to stop a knee strike aimed at the belly.
Here’s a short video on elbow block #3. You can practice along with me below.