PRINCIPLES OF THE CLINCH

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Whether you’re a serious student of combative arts or just a casual fan of the combat sports, you’ve probably heard the term “clinch.” There seems to be an endless stream of variations, most named for the part of the world they come from (e.g., the Thai clinch or the Greco-Roman clinch) or the way they are positioned (Collar and Sleeve clinch, Over-Under clinch, Rear clinch). With such a vast array of positions and names, where should we start? Perhaps a simple definition is in order, what is a clinch?.. Read More at Personal Defense Network.

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