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Nip means “to pinch” in Thai language. Muay Pram grapplers apply constantly a series of universal Energy Principles to Close Combat. Nip principle teaches how to pinch an opponent’s body parts to our own body, restricting his ability to attack or escape.


When the opponent’s hand is temporarily locked (pinched), it becomes considerably easier to land an attack executed with the elbows, knees or head. The application of Nip principle is one of the ancestral tricks of Muay Pram.


Pinching can be applied to the opponent’s arms (like in this Mai Muay), head, body. When the Muay Pram stylist manages to pinch the opponent’s wrist between his own wrist and his upper body, he can more easily attack with his elbow the head or face.