Muay Thai Redondo Beach
Thai clinch is a entire art in itself… There is so much to constantly learn in the clinch. Pummeling for position and control, different grips with gloves vs bare hands , using leverage to off set your training partner of opponents balance etc.. The throws and trips in the thai clinch share an abundance of similarities with other styles of clinch such as Greco Roman Wrestling ,for example. Making use of your hips and knees while using pushes and pulls with your upper body to allow certain techniques to work efficiently.
The amazing part about the clinch is that it’s almost never ending ,there is always something to pick up or add to what you already know which allows you to learn further, in essence adding more depth to your knowledge base. Even the most minute detail makes the biggest difference in all sorts of body placement and positioning.
There are so many possibilities for elbows, knees and dirty boxing that happen in the clinch .Believe it or not clinching is something that happens frequently in pretty much all styles of fighting , you even see it in every other Hockey game haha. So practicing your neck pummeling ,establishing under hooks ,using pulls and pushes, knee taps and foot trips to take out the balance and posture. while at the same time being combative with knees, elbows and punches is crucial in Thai boxing and as well mixed martial arts.
In conclusion I highly recommend that as a thai boxing practitioner/fighter or mixed martial artist that you explore different avenues of the clinch game and mold it into your style of fighting and training.
Yours truly ,
Kru Tommy Aaron
1628 South Pacific Coast Highway,
Redondo Beach, CA 90277