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Discussion in 'Standup Technique' started by loyal2thegame, Aug 11, 2010.

  1. loyal2thegame

    loyal2thegame White Belt

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    Before I came to Thailand to train, I had very little experience with clinching.

    The gym in my hometown rarely ever does clinching and when we do it's so basic. Now, I clinch practically everyday.

    For those of you who train in the United States, or anywhere outside of Thailand how often do you clinch in your gym?
     
  2. miko

    miko White Belt

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    Every second day
     
  3. MuayThai2112

    MuayThai2112 White Belt

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    Yeah. Normally towards the end of every class
     
  4. OHNO

    OHNO Orange Belt

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    Probably 3-4 times a week. I'd rather be doing it every day.
     
  5. Ryukyu Damashi

    Ryukyu Damashi Ryukyu Damashi

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    We clinch a minimum of 20 minutes at the end of every training session. I run the class so I get to choose what we do. It has really given us an edge on the other gyms in the area who almost never clinch. Honestly I don't know how they can call it Muay Thai if they are not clinching.
     
  6. rms13

    rms13 Purple Belt

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    The first gym I went to which was more of an open training format , trainers would have me clinch once every couple of weeks at the end of training and it was usually just pummeling and wrestling for control. The gym I'm at now probably has one 1 hr class dedicated to clinch every 2 weeks where we get into different throws and working in knees and elbow strikes. The thing that sucks is that my current gym also does BJJ and lots of guys train MMA and have Judo and Wrestling backgrounds so when I'm clinching people sometimes throw a hip toss in that I'm not expecting since it is not legal in Muay Thai
     
  7. Giant Midget

    Giant Midget Blue Belt

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    After the warm up in every class, and when I train during the day me and some friends might do some clinch only rounds when we're sparring.
     
  8. hughes fan

    hughes fan Silver Belt

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    We do a couple of drills that consist of clinching but can be adapted towards not clinching if someone doesn't feel comfortable. We do a ten second clinch rule when we spar as well.
     
  9. Brooklyn

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    In the advanced class at my gym, guys clinch practically every session.
     
  10. Tsingani

    Tsingani White Belt

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    train grappling (clinch) every day. it makes you strong.

    your neck is strong, ur ribs are solid and your endurance becomes golden.

    I've seen many a MT fight end too soon because the opponent is weak in the grapple

    watch how anderson silva uses the MT clinch and destroys fools that dont know how to deal with it.
     
  11. HBbadb0y

    HBbadb0y Yellow Belt

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    I clinch at the end of every class. My class is about 2-2.5 hours. If they don't teach or encourage clinching, I would be weary of their instruction for MT.
     
  12. DeadlyArt

    DeadlyArt Muay Thai Specialist

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    I find it that clinching in Muay Thai is probably the most deadly move to use. Only if you know how to use it, especially on street. Alot of ppl do not know what to do while clinched up... Grab the top of the head, elbows as tight together as possible(almost like you're choking ur opponent and knee into the oblivion and elbow.
     
  13. Craftster

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    Monday and Wednesday classes are entirely devoted to clinching.
     
  14. BWC

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    Clinching is great to practice. Problem is in sparring you always get the guys who get terrified and start throwing the haymakers. It's scary for most people and hard to work in sparring, at least in my experience. Drilling is of course easier and I love to drill it..
     
  15. CQB Ninja

    CQB Ninja White Belt

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    2 times a week or so for 10-30 minute sessions, sometimes on technique/beginner days clinching technique is mixed in
     

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