Hour five of my client couple’s course on the clinch for MMA covered three areas of the MMA clinch: combinations for shoots, asymmetrical sparring and dirty boxing.
The former took the form of revising combinations 1-3 via shadow boxing. We then moved onto combination 4 that is the first to involve a counter move. In this instance it is a sprawl off a jab/cross combination. From the sprawl the fighter drives up from the ground with a rear hand uppercut/lead hook/cross before shooting for the double-leg takedown. This combination was shadowed, applied and then put onto the focus mitts.
Sparring was 4 x 2 minute rounds of out-boxer versus swarmer. The swarmer in this instance is seeking a grappler’s clinch and the out-boxer can use all available kickboxing tools to stay on the outside.
The final part of the lesson introduced the shoulder bump off a simple jab/cross/hook and the concept of dirty boxing.