6-12 Elbows Legal

6-12 Elbows Legal

In 2006, the Association of Boxing Commissions (ABC) held a committee meeting to revise the unified rules. Meanwhile, Kizer and Lembo proposed changing the rule for downward elbow shots to allow 12-6 elbows anywhere except the head of a downed opponent. However, the proposal was rejected by the commission`s doctors on the grounds that 12-6 elbows could still cause serious injuries even if left untreated to the head. [1] Despite its approval of the Unified Rules, the CBA has no legal authority over state sports commissions in the United States, but governs by influence. As a result, in some states like Mississippi, 12-6 elbows are allowed in MMA fights. As a result, a commission was set up by ABC to study regional variations in MMA rules, including 12-6 elbows, in order to normalize MMA in the United States. [10] To find out when the 12-6 elbow was classified as illegal, we have to go back to the year 2000. At that time, the uniform rules of MMA were established. The 12-6 elbow has often been criticized for its brutality, but the rules that prohibit it have also been criticized. In particular, it has been argued that the term “elbows down” is too strict because it applies only to straight movements and does not make elbows on a bow illegal. [3] Matt Hume, chief referee of the One Fighting Championship, explained that even though 12-6 elbows were illegal “if you change the time at 11:59, it`s no longer illegal.” Hume felt that the authors of the Unified Rules had no understanding of MMA,[11] with McCarthy confirming this view by stating that Lembo “was not a major type of MMA at the time.” [1] Hume also argued that the rule meant that other elbow strokes that could gain more speed than 12-6 elbows were legal, but would be hit with the same elbow point. [11] 10th shot down with the tip of the elbow.

All elbow strokes are legal, with the exception of an elbow, which is launched in a downward trajectory (hand movement from 12 p.m. to 6 a.m.). Any elbow thrown with a bow is a legal elbow. The tip of the elbow can be used as a percussion instrument, as well as the forearm or tricep area of the arm. “That`s what I`ve always said, and I think it was you who told me this, that when the commissions were talking about techniques, they saw these karate guys on ESPN at 1 a.m. break bricks with their elbows, and they said, `There`s no way you can allow this shot, because this blow would be too deadly. Is that what happened? “, because people in karate tournaments break bricks with elbows Many still wonder what makes this strike so dangerous to be considered illegal? Well, let`s look at the 12-6 elbow and break down why it`s illegal. To explain why this was considered illegal and also the mechanics of the strike. Last weekend, in the final of The Ultimate Fighter 10, Jon Jones scored a victory in the co-main event before catching his opponent Matt Hamill with illegal elbows.

12-6 elbows are illegal under the unified rules of mixed martial arts, defined as “hitting with the tip of the elbow”. [1] Such prohibitions were justified on medical and safety grounds, as there could be serious injuries to opponents that could result from their use. Therefore, the 12-6 elbow is considered an illegal technique in MMA. King of the Streets, a “wild” promotion, offers MMA-style matches on a fenced part of a parking lot – on concrete. That`s why it`s perhaps so painful to see the actual damage that 12 to 6 elbows can cause. McCarthy argued that the rules had already banned blows to the back of the head and asked if it was only the 12-6 elbow that was the problem. As a result of this discussion, Nick Lembo wrote the Unified Rules, including a rule that prohibits elbow-downs. McCarthy felt that Lembo had “badly” written the rule regarding elbows down, believing that the definition was broad and that the rule remained open to interpretation. [1] After all, Pride did not adopt the Uniform Rules; However, their rules forbade all elbow blows to the head. [8] Finally, the 12-6 elbow rule meant that very few fighters tried it, which was also due to the fact that it is difficult for fighters to put themselves in a position where they could use them. [9] Originally, the New Jersey Commission and a state doctor wanted to get rid of the elbows completely. Fortunately, Big John was there to argue that stopping all elbows would end the fighting.

In the clinch and on the ground, the fighters held only the wrists of their opponent to prevent them from being hit. Since then, the 12-6 elbow has been tirelessly discussed in the MMA community. Unfortunately, it is still considered an illegal step. The blows caused Jones to suffer his first career defeat – by disqualification – and highlighted the concept of illegal “12-on-6” elbows. The most widely used definition of a 12-6 elbow was originally based on a principle by referee John McCarthy of a clock on the wall. This happened after it was felt that the official definition of fault was too broad. A 12-6 elbow has been defined as bringing the elbow from “twelve o`clock” to “six o`clock”, where the name comes from. An attack like this can prevent a fighter from defending themselves because the elbow lands vertically; In defense, a right or curved arm is easily bypassed. Similar elbow movements of a fighter on the back don`t count as 12-6 elbows, because as McCarthy explained, “the clock doesn`t move.” [2] McCarthy`s definition has been accepted as the official definition of 12-6 elbows under the unified rules, and MMA referees have been encouraged to use this definition when making judgments about elbows. [3] After Jon Jones disqualified from Matt Hamill in The Ultimate Fighter 10 Finale for illegal elbow strikes, the illegal elbow rule attracted a lot of attention. It was revived during the broadcast of UFC 185.

* * * * What are the biggest risks of 12 to 6 elbows, and do you think they should be illegal in mixed martial arts competitions? – Blaize Richardson Before 2000, MMA had a number of different sets of rules, each differing in the decision on downward elbows (12-6 elbows). In UFC 1, the first UFC event where there were very few rules, Kevin Rosier used 12-6 elbows on Zane Frazier. [6] In 2000, the unified rules of mixed martial arts were developed to try to make the sport more common. [7] The meeting was composed of representatives from a number of major MMA organizations, including the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC), Pride Fighting Championships and International Fighting Championships (IFC), as well as doctors and referees from New Jersey, USA. At the meeting, doctors raised concerns about 12-6 elbows after watching an IFC game in which 12-6 elbows were used to the back of a fighter`s head.

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