We've put together a short list of the top benefits offered by our Kids Program at Iowa City Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. At ICBJJ we develop powerful and beneficial life skills in all of the kids who join our programs. We're confident that after reading this article you will want your child to have some, if not all, of these wonderful benefits in their life. We've also included a link to our Kids Free Trial so your kids try us out at no cost!
Let’s take a look at a Muay Thai technique called the Front Clinch, or the “Plum Clinch”, and its potential effectiveness as a self-defense technique or as a defensive tactic in the modern world.
What is Muay Thai?
Muay Thai (Thai Boxing) is a combat sport that can be traced to the middle of the 18th century. It has always been a combat sport involving empty handed one-on-one combat between two fighters. It’s known as the art of eight limbs because it uses eight points of contact to strike the opponent: hands, elbows, feet and knees. Striking the legs as well as clinching and tripping are legal techniques.
Jason Clarke. Owner & Head Instructor of Iowa City Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.