Tag Archives | clinch-fighting

Integrating the Clinch (diary entry)

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26.08.19   Monday night brought my client up to the seventh hour of their Muay Thai course. We looked at integrating the clinch into the rest of the training previously covered.   Training began with neck wrestling. This was then built up with footwork and breaking postures. From here we moved into one-for-one knee strikes and locking off positions. From here we used the belly pad to develop more impact and then the focus mitts to bring in punching and […]

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Anaconda’s Bite Too (diary entry)

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01.12.18   This morning my client began his third general Mixed Martial Art course. We do not have a specific theme at present, but are moving off from concepts covered towards the end of the previous series of lessons. Having worked on the various stand-up guards, we are now training the way the different ranges work together. Today’s training was centred on the double-leg takedown – covering stand-up striking, takedown defence, striking inside the clinch and the anaconda choke.   […]

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L-Step and Clinch Strategies (diary)

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15.10.18   Tonight was the ninth and penultimate lesson in my client’s course in Basic Western Boxing for Martial Arts Cross Training. We worked a lot on putting combinations together, setting up various tactics using footwork and how to use the clinch.   Warm-up began with mirror footwork. Then we moved straight onto the pads to drill building up combinations whilst also using slipping, ducking and rolling appropriately. The key here was to seamlessly get head and foot movements linked […]

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Old Combinations, New Combinations (diary entry)

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26.09.18   The fourth half hour junior lesson on Basic Western Boxing for Martial Arts Cross Training introduced the hook and some live training. We warmed up with some mirror footwork, building up slipping, ducking and weaving. Jab/cross was then revised on the focus mitts, which was then incorporated with the footwork. I then introduced the hook punch. We trained the lead hook first, paying attention to body mechanics. This was then layered onto the bobbing and weaving head movement […]

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