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Clinching Arm Trap to Knee Technique ft. Petchboonchu

While there are a lot of clinching techniques that involve throws, there are some techniques that are used to establish a dominant kneeing position. If you can put your opponent in a vulnerable position and hold him there, that can be more devastating than a sweep. Even though good sweeps look more spectacular, a good knee inside the clinch will score you points and can cause more damage to your opponent. Sweeps are more embarrassing to a fighter, but they do not hurt when you get thrown on the ground. A big part of clinching is the constant battle for a...

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Muay Thai Hand Trap Throw from the Clinch ft. Petchboonchu

One thing I love about clinching is there are countless techniques you can use. I’ve been training the clinch for years, and I am still shown new moves on a regular basis by the Thai trainers. Most people have 3-5 regular sweeps that they perform on a regular basis. By keeping your list of sweeps short, you can work on performing those sweeps over and over and develop the necessary skill to pull them off in many situations. In our last article, Petchboonchu demonstrated an effective arm lock throw from the clinch that you can use. Today’s video is similar, except...

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Muay Thai Arm Lock Throw from the Clinch ft. Petchboonchu

When it comes to clinch fighters, Petchboonchu is arguably one of the best clinch fighters of all time. He is one of the most decorated fighters in history, having won multiple Lumpinee, Rajadamnern and Thailand titles. He was a fighter that always pressed forward locking his opponents down. One of the reasons why Petchboonchu was so successful in the clinch was his endless cardio, constant forward pressure, and ability to lock down his opponents. Once Petchboonchu put his arms around your neck, you were not going anywhere. To succeed in the clinch, you need to have good timing, balance,...

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From Muay Thai Champion to MMA Fighter – An Interview with Dejdamrong

If you want to see an MMA fighter who displays beautiful Muay Thai striking skills, Dejdamrong Sor Amnuaysirichoke is the best in the world. When it comes to Muay Thai credentials, nobody can surpass his impressive resume.  Throughout his career Dejdamrong amassed over 300 + Muay Thai fights, holding 3 Lumpinee titles in two different weight divisions. After retiring from Muay Thai at the age of 35, Dejdamrong decided to pursue a career in MMA at the world class Evolve MMA training center located in Singapore. He has adapted his Muay Thai game to the world of MMA, utilizing a lot of low...

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Learn How to Defend Against Clinch Entry with Petchboonchu

One of the important skills every Muay Thai fighter needs to develop is clinch defense. Good clinchers can make your life hell with their constant pressure and ability to lock you down in the clinch. For this reason, it is important to understand how to prevent the clincher from getting into the clinch. If you can prevent the clincher from getting inside the clinch, you will be able to maintain the advantage throughout the fight as your opponent desperately tries to gain clinch entry. This will often result in your opponent getting sloppy, which can open them up for...

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