Tonight my couple clients returned for a double lesson, completing the eighth and ninth hours of their current Muay Thai course.
We spent the first hour and much of the second looking at details on the clinch. This included establishing a dominant grip, using timing of curved knee strikes to sweep, countering the inside grip with a horizontal elbow strike and safeguarding against spear knee strikes. My clients trained in semi-live and live specific sparring before we moved onto the focus mitts to build through low-kick/punching combinations. The lesson finished with 3 x 2 minute rounds of free sparring where we emphasised use of all ranges and weapons from long range teeps to clinch range elbow strikes.