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No Holds Barred Fighting, the Clinch


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Introduction; Clinch varieties; Clinch conditioning; It's OK to disagree; Pummelling; Striking within the clinch: offence and defence; Head clinch striking offence; Head clinch striking defence; Collar and elbow striking offence; Over-under clinch striking offence; Clinch takedowns; Head clinch takedowns; Collar and elbow clinch takedowns; Over-under clinch takedowns; Trip takedowns; Flying mares and arm throws; Hip throws; Headlock throws; Arm drags and go-behinds; Body lock throws; Whizzer throws; Duckunder throws; Countering clinch takedowns; Counter-throws versus the go-behind; Backcast -- the money move; Backcast counters; Rear backcast count; Resources; Index.

About the Author

Mark Hatmaker is the author of "No Holds Barred Fighting" and "More No Holds Barred Fighting". He is the founder of Extreme Self Protection, a company that compiles, analyses, and teaches unarmed combat methods. He lives in Knoxville, Tennessee.


With its complete focus on a single fighting position, this handbook unsparingly examines the clinch. In the clinch, the no-holds-barred combat techniques of striking and grappling meet, posing new challenges and calling for new strategies. With these detailed explanations of each aspect of positioning in the clinch, fighters can set up their own clinch takedowns and beat those used against them in the ring. The unique striking tools, protection strategies, and takedowns the clinch requires are explained for both offense and defense, moving smoothly between each fighting element to maximize advantage

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