UPGRADE YOUR CLINCH GAME

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5 TIPS THAT WILL CHANGE HOW YOU CLINCH Something that sets Muay Thai apart from most other types of striking is the clinch. Unfortunately, the clinch is also something many people struggle with because of: Poor technique Fear of getting swept Lack of clinch training Some/All of the above Clinching is one of those things that the better your technique, the stronger you are, because you know how to use your strength efficiently and exactly …

CLINCHING & Beginners’ Errors

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STEER CLEAR OF THESE ROOKIE CLINCH MISTAKES Look further beyond the West and you will find out there is more to the clinch than just simply pulling someone’s head into your knee. The devil is in the details and when it comes to clinching, details are in no short supply. While in the clinch, there are multitude of things to worry about ranging from: wicked knees that feel like a barn door catching the wind …

Paul Banasiak: Breaking Down The Reaper’s Scythes

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How “The Reaper” Buried Brett Hlavacek As the adage goes: “You’re either all the way in or all the way out.”  In other words, always be fighting on the inside or the outside ranges — never in the middle. This strategy was expertly executed by Nak Muay Nation’s own, Paul “Reaper” Banasiak, as he put his undefeated professional record on the line against seasoned veteran Brett Hlavacek. Brett’s experience in his 21 fights as a …

Muay Thai Mondays: What Techniques Can I Use To Enter The Clinch?

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How Do I Enter The Clinch To Land Knees? Sense weakness in your opponents clinch game and want to take full advantage of it? Then you MUST learn how to enter the clinch safely and effectively in order to minimize damage and create openings to land your knee and elbow strikes. In this Muay Thai Monday Q&A, amateur fighter Ehsan asks us what type of techniques and tactics we like to use to enter the clinch so we can then unleash a …

3 Muay Thai Clinch Escape Techniques

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3 Basic Clinch Defenses To Escape The Plum Defense is the enabler of offense. Or is it? I don’t see defense as the enabler of offense. I see defense as a complement to offense. A strong defense allows for control of a fight even when you’re on the receiving end of an offensive rush. Consider Robbie Lawler whenever he gets hit with a solid shot. His movement and counters are always there to break his …