Posted On:6/29/2004 12:33pm
Style: Filthy Jailhouse Tactics
I could've used tani otoshi at least three times last night.
I need a partner to work that with.
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Posted On:6/29/2004 2:19pm
I have a simmilar problem when I go up against a 6'5 behemoth in my class, we also have a 6'0 280lb. monster body builder who was definitely a juicer at some point. they both suck at clinch technichally but are so overpowering that its impossible to clinch with them. One time the body builder literally picked me up and pile drivered me from a clinch position.
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Posted On:6/29/2004 2:58pm
Style: Canadian Shidokan
Yeah, I feel your pain dude, a few of my workout partners are big bouncers and they DO know how to grapple so its almost impossible to go clinch with them.
I always try to get around to their side or back, or sometimes drop them by arm barring/locking from the clinch, but usually, I try to avoid the clinch.
Posted On:6/29/2004 3:03pm
I don't know if this helps.......
Me = 6'0" 215ish, not that good
Vargas = smaller than me, really good
When we clinch, Vargas usually keeps me from throwing him by dropping his weight, I wish I knew how he does it, but he always is usually good to about trying to keep the underhooks. Also when we pair up and I have one leg of his, I have a hard time throwing him because he sticks his held leg between mine which makes it very difficult to throw, this too I have to learn how he does it.
Moral of the story: Ignore my post because I'm stupid and try to get an answer from Vargas
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Posted On:6/29/2004 3:10pm
No, I do the same, its when they outweight you by 100lbs and can curl your weight for fun, that things get exciting.
Posted On:6/29/2004 3:22pm
Style: MMA (and others)
Standing clinch= 1st KEEP YOUR HEAD UP!!! push his JAW to one side or the other (from inside if his elbows are open, from outside if his elbows are closed-where the head moves the body follows) Then weave your hands in to take the inside place of his (ie; he is now in your clinch)
Wrestling clinch=1)push and pull head and neck, arm drags when they "reach out" for the clinch (everybodies suggestions about throws and armbars are good) also try watching some of the wrestlers from a local high school, they have great fundamentals.
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Posted On:6/29/2004 3:25pm
Careful about keeping the head up, watch out for the uppercut or short hook.
Posted On:6/29/2004 4:12pm
Good point! With the body close and the hips against your opponent a short hook is difficult to land. Ends up being more like a hammerfist (but then you are out of his clinch!!!) And an uppercut damn near impossible.
Posted On:6/29/2004 5:58pm
Head and SHOULDERS up (turtle positon). In a clinch if you look below your partners chest you will be snapped down and kneed, choked, grounded etc...
Clinch being halfway between stand up an ground is a bit like both (especially if striking in the clinch is allowed) Working clinch is similar to the ground in that there are dominant positions and bad positions. You need to know what these are. When you are in a good position you keep it/improve it. When your in a bad position you must escape. Its' like BJJ "position first". Trying to counterattack from a bad position is usually futile, especially if your partner is stronger.
Posted On:6/29/2004 7:09pm
Style: MMA-Vale Tudo
bear huge or use the mt, and put him in the clinch... I will try to explain
Step one step in, step two pull your head back,step three pop the arm up and use your other arm to get around his neck, step four look away ( to get his other arm off) step five put him in your clinch.
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