I've studied muay thai for two years. This is the second move of what we, at my gym, call "the elbow cycles." I was taught that our elbows must come from all directions and strike from every angle. This is a great example of the elbow uppercut that makes up the second stage of the elbow cycle. It's a great picture!
nice 3/4th lighting. You did a really good job accenting the muscles. The blacks in his shorts and wrist wraps come out well without going too dark. The tones and contrast are very good and tasteful. Love the use of black and white.