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post #1 of (permalink) Old 06-01-2009, 02:26 PM Thread Starter
Project Oni
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I'm short but I can't stop relying on the knee.

It's my favorite limb of my arsenal by far. I'm only 5'7", 170 lbs with a large frame, and I'm having some trouble against my buddies/sparring partners that are about 6' or taller.

I'm worried there's little I can do about it as I'm already freakishly flexible, and I've got decent jump height. The best I can do against an opponent who is for example 6'3" is get into the clinch, QUICKLY AS POSSIBLE pull down while jumping up and pray that a strange angle has helped my knee collide with their face -- this works in my favor maybe only 1 out of 4 times, so it's a gamble. To make matters worse, I have to get out of that MT clinch after I launch the knee ASAP because I'll start taking shots from above, no time to even dig those elbows into their chest during the clinch!

This is horribly annoying, because I'm so used to landing consecutive knees to the faces of opponents up to 4-5 inches taller than me with few striking reprocussions above the clinch. So how do you fellow short MT fighters deal with this?
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