Clinch techniques we will introduce in the introduction classes.

We practice this quite a bit because the ability to pummel well is a crucial grappling skill to develop for both stand up and ground work. It is one of those things that you cannot be too good at.

The key to developing a good armdrag is to work on being smooth at the lower speed first. Too often students try to rush through the move and miss the finer points. Remember, you can’t miss fast enough to make up for not hitting. Take your time and work on being smooth before speeding it up.


This is one easy way to strip a collar tie and move to an offensive position.

The Thai Plumb is another base skill that is important to develop.

One of the common question with our go to the back is “what happens if your partner tries to grab a headlock while you are going to their back?”

We hope this review of clinch techniques is helpful. Please let us know if you have any comments/questions/feedback.