Monday, October 6, 2014

Soak Up that Post Class Clinching

 Not sure if you've noticed, but there's been an awful lot of clinching going on after class. PCD has been nice enough to facilitate. Great opportunity to work on a highly neglected yet super important aspect of our sport.

Historically, Muay Thai gyms from Ontario dominate in the clinch during competition, across the board. You need look no further than a MT tournament in the US of A to see evidence of this. Thus, when fighting in Canada, you absolutely need to have a solid clinch or else you could be in for a long night. Just ask somebody who had their first demo and never after class stayed for clinching.

 Check out this article emphasizing the importance of clinching:

"I am here to tell you: if you are not technically sound in the clinch, then you are horrible in the clinch.  Regardless of any strength or size advantage."


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