[vid] A Round of Clinch Instruction from Daeng – Making Space, Turning

Things Being Worked on in the Clinch This is my first clinching practice in a couple of weeks and the video is just the last three or so minutes...

Things Being Worked on in the Clinch

This is my first clinching practice in a couple of weeks and the video is just the last three or so minutes of abut 25-30 minutes of clinch at the end of training.  Daeng wants me to stop focusing only on the arms and come in for the neck when I already have a position in which I can take it.  I don’t have a great grip yet, so it’s a bit sketchy.  I also have had pretty limited clinch training and much of that at Lanna has been with the Thai boys, most of whom throw me – a lot.  So I’m a little scared of throwing knees and keeping my hips at the right distance because I’m trying to stabilize to not be thrown, but it’s a bad habit.  Knees all day.

Daeng wants me to turn (Den yells at me for this all the time) and so we’re working on that.  He wants me to make the step out and the knee one fluid progression, very quick.  He also wants me to get my hips back and throw the knee faster, rather than hanging out to see if I’ll get pulled and then deciding whether or not to knee.  You pretty much will always decide not to that way.

And he wants me to throw jumping knees, which I’m actually pretty good at when I have a good grip up top.  Again, it’s apprehension due to risk of being thrown but when I land them (which is when I throw them), they’re pretty nasty.

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A 100 lb. (46 kg) female Muay Thai fighter. Originally I trained under Kumron Vaitayanon (Master K) and Kaensak sor. Ploenjit in New Jersey. I then moved to Thailand to train and fight full time in April of 2012, devoting myself to fighting 100 Thai fights, as well as blogging full time. Having surpassed 100, and then 200, becoming the westerner with the most fights in Thailand, in history, my new goal is to fight an impossible 471 times, the historical record for the greatest number of documented professional fights (see western boxer Len Wickwar, circa 1940), and along the way to continue documenting the Muay Thai of Thailand in the Muay Thai Library project: see patreon.com/sylviemuay

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