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The solve to the face smush in clinch in the Muay Thai Library

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Hello all,

I am trying to remember which patreon video was for escape from the "face smush/mush" (or whatever it was coined) in clinch? Does anyone know? Or can also suggest their own escapes from it? Realised that I often do it myself, but have no idea what do i do if someone else does it on me.


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I know that Kru Ten in the Muay Thai Library offered a solid counter to the Face Smush in clinch:

#42  Boraphet Pinsinchai - Muay Khao Fighting Techniques (50 min)


#23 Boraphet Pinsinchai - Muay Khao Mastery (64 min)


I'm pretty sure it's in the first one we filmed #23, but above are links to both. You basically just reach across and over their outstretched arms, with your back hand, and pull the arms toward you and down, past the face. It's a pretty effective counter, as long as your own lead arm isn't too deep in, and over-turned. You want to also stand up straight with good Ruup when you do this.

Also in training you can get really good at feeling the face smush coming, recognizing it, and driving your head in, through it, before it gets a good leverage point on your jaw.

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Oh I didn't see this response for some reason. Thank you for this. Tho I swear it was one of the later Library sessions (perhaps the 2020 one, but i might be wrong). I just have a faint flashback of it, I can tell at which end of the ring it was, but all the other details have pretty much faded out of my memory. I think it had something to do with a shoulder popping up. 

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22 hours ago, Marija said:

Oh I didn't see this response for some reason. Thank you for this. Tho I swear it was one of the later Library sessions (perhaps the 2020 one, but i might be wrong). I just have a faint flashback of it, I can tell at which end of the ring it was, but all the other details have pretty much faded out of my memory. I think it had something to do with a shoulder popping up. 

There is also a different counter taught by Namsaknoi in the Library, I don't know which of the two sessions. You simply raise the trapped arm into the air, work the shoulder up, and then loop it over.

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