I help out with training at my dojo. I currently run a supplementary class going through skills and techniques for kata based sparring, for example clinches/ stand up grappling etc
A challenge I have is training some ladies in class in clinch techniques. Where the strength and height of the men tend to dominate in this range. We go through pummeling, clearing the arms etc.
So we start in basic clinch positioning, techniques to clear the arms, body movement and redirection. The challenge starts when we include a level of resistance. The ladies struggle with the strength and height of the men.
A few thoughts have crossed my mind:
- the ladies are looking for a silver bullet technique that will solve the problem
- the men are providing the resistance in a way that the ladies cannot practice their technique
- I am not getting them to drill the techniques sufficiently.
- I am showing them too many techniques
Any advice anyone can give to help me teach the ladies in the class more effectively in clinch fighting?
Thanks in advance