Clinch training, or clinch sparring, is a really useful way to train for all kinds of fighting arts. Pictured here are Muay Thai boxers working on clinching techniques in a controlled way. I practice drills like this often with submission wrestling training clients as well as some of my regular training buddies. Working from a standing position in close proximity to your partner and exchanging punches, kicks, or simply working on maintaining a grip on each other with your hands and arms are all great ways to prepare for actual fights.
The Evolve Move Play trend is really spot on. It brings people back to their bodies by reintroducing natural forms of movement that don't require props or weights. Controlled roughhousing is one of the classes offered , because it's understood that rough play / wrestling is a what we're naturally wired to do.
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