10/03/2006 11:28pm, #1
Me and my clinch... match made in heaven?
I was going over some tape of me and a sparring partner from a few days ago. As I watched, I thought a thought that haunts me to this very moment! Not really, but you could say it bothered me.
Because I'm a (mostly) self styled basher (my current curriculum doesn't include much striking), I don't know If I'm too tall to be engagin normal people in the clinch. It's something that was mentioned to me in passing, and It just popped into my head today.
So, tell me: Does being substantially taller than your opponent lessen the effectivenss of a clinch?
Here's a small sample of what I'm talkin' about. It felt good at the time, but maybe against a more skilled opponent I'd be exposing myself or something? I dunno.
Yes, I KNOW, my lead hand is down. That was intentional, I was trying to get him to come in on me. It didn't work, I had to go to him.
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10/03/2006 11:38pm, #2
No, actually being taller gives you a huge advantage in the clinch.
10/03/2006 11:41pm, #3Originally Posted by Kidspatula
10/03/2006 11:42pm, #4
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Go train with a wrestler or something for a while, and have them explain solid clinch work to you. Just a few days will help you work on a clinch game that is suitable for your physical attributes.
It's like anything else, the way you play the clinch changes based on your goals and your body
10/03/2006 11:43pm, #5Originally Posted by airman kai
10/03/2006 11:44pm, #6Originally Posted by LiaoRouxin
10/03/2006 11:48pm, #7
a bit of wrestling CAN help your clinch. but i wouldnt go to a wrestler to learn how to have a good clinch for muay thai.
and yeah, that guy was talking out his ass. look up a guy called diesel noi.
10/03/2006 11:56pm, #8
I actually have THIS guy teaching me the clinch at the moment. I mean, LOOK at him go! That's like, what? 8 knees? OMG!
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10/04/2006 12:22am, #9Originally Posted by airman kaiKnowing is not enough, you must apply...
...Willing is not enough you must do ~Bruce Lee
10/04/2006 6:30am, #10
Being taller in the clinch is excellent for face kneeing, but indifferent to bad for throws and takedowns.