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Muay Pram entry technique against right cross


The first Chap Ko combat strategy deals with entering the neck Clinch. A series of effective techniques to close the gap, grab the opponent’s neck and hit with knees, elbows and head must be thoroughly learned at this initial stage. In the video shown here, the grappler parries a straight head punch, closes the gap and gets hold of the opponent’s neck to hit with straight knees.


In the sequence shown here, as the opponent attacks with a right cross aimed at the head the grappler steps forward, opens the opponent’s guard and applies two consecutive neck holds. He combines the neck holds with power knee strikes aimed at the attacker’s body.
Step 1: the grappler parries the straight punch from the inside opening the attacker’s guard and gets hold of his neck from an angle.
Step 2: the grappler immediately counterattacks with a knee strike aimed at the opponent’s rib cage.
Step 3: the Nak Muay switches his arms’ position and applies a double neck tie squeezing the opponent’s neck with both forearms.
Step 4: the grappler jerks the opponent’s head down and throws a straight knee to the solar plexus.

IMBA Muay Pram basic skills are built upon mastery of 27 Energy Principles of Thai Wrestling that are applied in combat through the use of several holds and grips. Trainees are first taught how to get hold of the opponent’s neck (no matter his size) and manipulate it in order to strike or throw. Once the trainee has learned the basic neck Clinch (Chap Ko) positions, he must start to acquire the strategic knowledge needed to apply the holds in real combat situations. A strong Muay Pram grappler (Nak Muay Pram) must be able to effectively apply a series of maneuvers to bring the fight where he wants it to be. The crucial element is the distance that separates the Nak Muay Pram from the opponent, when the fight breaks out. This gap must be closed quickly and efficiently with minimal damage to the Muay Pram fighter.
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