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How to Do a Thai Plum for UFC Training

Learn about the Thai Plum from kickboxing champion Phil Nurse in this Howcast UFC training video.


My name is Kru Phil Nurse. I run a Muay Thai-style fighting gym in New York City called The Wat. We have some of the world champion fighters that trained at The Wat. If you want to find out more about The Wat, you can contact us at Today we're gonna be talking about the UFC. So now we are talking about the Thai Plum. The Thai Plum can be known as Clinchwa Plum and it's an inside quarters kind of fighting and in thai boxing we fight with the legs kicking when you get a little bit closer you move into the elbows. You get closer than that you you get to what we call the plum. Plum is when you are grabbing the [XXX] to the size of the head and like I said there is a lot of way you can look at these things they can come in different ways but you are trying to bring his head right on to the knee. You want to get in grab that head and boom the knee arrives. As you are moving in to the Thai Clinch with your guard keep both hands very very high you don't want to have it to low the punch is going to come over to the top.So you want to have your hands high so you catch his on the outsides of your fore arms then you enter with your left then bring the right then you are into the clinching of the Thai plum. Now from there like I said you move back look to the face and hit the face. if you bring it back to the other side same on the other side. If he is blocking his face from over there you can move him around into the body. In Thai that Plum means clinch. In this country you say clinch or wrap up or things like that.

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