Cross Training with the Clinch (diary entry)

body clinchKnee strike to stomach whilst grappling (b)05.09.19


The second of Thursday night’s lesson brought my client up to the four and a half hour point of his sparring course. Going by last lesson’s findings, the objective was to use wrestling as an attribute vehicle for better developing the Muay Thai clinch.


The lesson began with dynamic stretching and callisthenics before moving onto bulling and pummelling wrestling exercises. This was then changed to Muay Thai neck wrestling followed by one-for-one striking in the clinch. Next we did some one-for-one MMA clinch-work.  The coaching section was then finished with pad-work on the belly pad, focus mitts and Thai pads. We looked at using strikes to enter into the clinch, striking within the clinch and exiting the clinch successfully.


The rest of lesson consisted of 5 minutes stand-up grappling, 2 x 3 minute rounds of Muay Thai clinch and one round of Muay Thai sparring.





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