Obviously many traditional Karateka have now 'evolved' to do some work around the clinch range, and included much grappling bunkai in their training as a result of working that range- which is great IMO.
However I see alot of emphasis on this range (which is good for sure) but very little in terms of entering or getting out of it effectivly.
What's people feeling, method and experience around this, 'dynamic range drilling' idea and practice?
One of the most effective drills I have developed is to have people partner up and run a series of 'changes' by verbal order (so it is not their choice), along the lines of spar, grapple, push away, spar, go to ground, get up, grapple, change partner, spar, grapple, 2 on 1 spar - you get the idea,
When I do this I see alot of people adjusting to the drill (natural to do so of course, and im always barking on about keeping to the drill!) but forgeting the ranges/changes do 'join' up, and that is where we enter and exit, and this point in time is significant to our immediate result in reality.
Hope that makes some sense!