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    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.
    [media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jJlGTRyQUo8[/media] http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jJlGTRyQUo8

    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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    No, actually being taller gives you a huge advantage in the clinch.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kidspatula
    No, actually being taller gives you a huge advantage in the clinch.
    So the guy who said that was basically talking out of his ass?




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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

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    Quote Originally Posted by airman kai
    So the guy who said that was basically talking out of his ass?
    Clinching is bad for the taller man in boxing, but not muay thai. Muay thai you have a total positional advantage and the only thing the shorter person can do from there really is go for underhooks or desperately stiff arm their way out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LiaoRouxin
    Go train with a wrestler or something for a while, and have them explain solid clinch work to you.
    I thought I saw something crazy. You want a WRESTLER to explain the finer points of the knee-2-face technique?




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    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.

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    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!
    Last edited by Airman Kai; 10/03/2006 11:59pm at .




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    Quote Originally Posted by airman kai
    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!
    I love that video. 'lil Kaju kiddies :)
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    Being taller in the clinch is excellent for face kneeing, but indifferent to bad for throws and takedowns.

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