Originally Posted by Onganju
the elbow has to be thrown vertically downward, with the hand at 12 o'clock and the elbow at 6 o'clock.
thank you! his elbows weren't coming straight down. his arm was cocked. and to whoever said follow through wasnt important, here's why it is. if you throw a downward elbow, it would hit the top of the head and stop and then to throw another one you'd have to bring your hand up to throw another one.
silva's elbows went down at an angle and followed through past lutters head and he then brought them back up in a circle to do it again. thus, they werent illegal or thrown at a downward angle.