Breaking to a Knee:
When your opponent gets their arms around your neck and head canceling out the effectiveness of your clinch.
- To Counter this break one of your hand or collar ties and snake it to the outside of the opposing arm.
- Then replace in what ever grip securing the clinch again shrugging off that outside arm of your opponent to your opposite shoulder.
- Opening up the body to knees with that inside or rear leg knee.
- Shot an arm through their arms the opposite side of the head.
- Applying pressure with the elbow and biceps regain a proper clinch really explode with that downward force to shoot there head down
- Getting the head down to launch a straight knees to the head and body.
- Really pulling down after shooting explosively with the down force is important to break your opponent’s stance or base.
A nice Thai style move to the stomp kick (not a foot stomp more like a sidekick and front kick mixed together).
- While engaged in the clinch set it up like a stepping knee while stopping back pull down on the head pulling them off base.
- Stopping your backward motion.
- Lifting that rear leg and landing a more of stomping style side kick on the hip or above the knee.
- Then throwing that same knee to the body or head.
Knees in a Clinch Counter:
Keys to knees in the clinch stay parallel when your opponents shoots for the neck.
- When pulling down and stepping back to land a stomp or knee.
- Break the base, whatever you do stay as straight or unbroken as possible
- Here you don’t want any bend because you’ll lose the power in the clinch and any attack getting thrown.
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