- Nov 17, 2001
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Yeah, we call this the "shark drill". Kind of a "man in the middle" thing, right? I never thought I could get so tired...Originally posted by thaiboxer
just do grapple sparring against multiple partners. wears you down after a few rounds of that i can tell you, amazing i never thought it would watching it.
We call this the curve knee. About the best way I've found to lessen the impact of this (after some painful experimentation) is to put your nearside hip (he's kneeing your right, use your right hip) into his groin area. You still catch some of the slapper knee on the back, but you can cut the angle some so it takes some of the sting out. Then you're in prime position for a couple of your own.
yes ive had quite a number of bruises in floating rib/kidney area from the slapper knee (the one that goes straight back and up then comes around and strikes with inside of knee or slight point) only used when opponent is right up against you.
there isnt a hell of a lot you can do about it really, except you hope to manipulate their position so that you can fire in more slapper knees than your opponent in the clinch, or work them into a thrusting knee or knee to the head situation.
I was actually really surprised to find out about all the strategy involved with the clinch. I always figured it was just a bunch of wild grabbing and swinging with some knees thrown in. There's actually a whole science behind it I'm finding. It's pretty freakin' cool. But then I guess the clinch is a whole separate thread...