Naked Muay Thai 7: Clinch and Round Knees!

Teacher: Cat Noble
Student: Gigi Jimiiji
(Level: Beginner-Intermediate)
While Muay Thai is largely classed as a striking art, there is also a grappling aspect to this practice called “clinching”. This video will demonstrate the basics of the Muay Thai clinch with emphasis on control, leverage and how to use knee strikes in this scenario. We will also introduce round knees, a different kind of knee strike, and demonstrate the difference between a straight and round knee. Practitioners are encouraged to train in an open space with plenty of room to move, and may use either a partner or a mirror for feedback on technique.
Martial arts can be practiced for any reason from combat to meditation and they result in a sense of discipline, confidence and responsibility as well as a deeper understanding of human nature and the Self. Muay Thai (also called the Art of Eight Limbs or Thai boxing) is a stand-up striking art. Since the introduction of equipment and boxing rings, Muay Thai has become a competitive combat sport and is popular with MMA (mixed martial arts) fighters as a striking strategy. -NYV0077C