Hour six of my couple client’s Muay Thai course was another sparring overview. However, this time we began with some clinch drilling, looking at breaking posture and setting up sweeps. This was followed by these two-minute rounds:
Round 1 – One-for-one knee strikes in clinch
Round 2 – One-for-one/two-for-two/three sparring
Round 3 – Round kick exchange
We then looked at developing better timing, especially in the clinch where executing sweeps in dependent on an opponent moving. I focused on both head control – breaking posture – and stepping off on an angle. There was also attention given to using the correct knee strike.
The session was then finished with 3 x 3 minute rounds of free-sparring.