Mixed Martial Arts & Cage Fighting Basics : How to Clinch in Mixed Martial Arts

Uploaded by expertvillage on 19.01.2008

ED WEDDING: Here I have Musa Tolliver, who's also professional, current professional mixed
martial arts fighter. We're going to show a basic entry of the punches. Musa's going
to punch Mychal, the jab-cross, basic one-two. Mychal's going to parry and come into a tight
clinch, okay? Here we go. Right there, jab, cross. Notice Mychal parry-parry. Now he's
going to go into what's called a running-man knees, boom, bringing the legs back; every
time he knees, he's winding up. Nice and slow guys. So, one, he parries, two, he parries
again, he goes behind the head with the right arm and the left and now he's going to execute,
one and two knees. Okay, so now what he did--what these guys did is about a little bit closer.
Okay, now they're a little bit to the knee range where you could actually execute a couple
different types of punches, uppercuts, body shots or you could actually go for a takedown
from here. So now we're--the guy is actually more vulnerable, each one of them to a takedown
because they're actually a little bit closer from this range, but I just wanted to show
the offensive techniques from this range. Okay, once again, one, two, knee, knee, good,
now stay right there. Now what's going to happen here is Mychal has the knees offensively
but Musa offensively has punches. So Musa's could be showing body shots and uppercuts
in-between the arms, overhand right, good, left hook, okay. So this is his offense from
inside the clinch, so he's not so to say--sort to speak, neutralized all the way as far as
offensively striking techniques. He actually has a couple of techniques that he could execute
also from the tight clinch they call it. Okay, so one more time, jab, cross, slow, jab, cross,
parry, parry, Mychal with his knees, one and two then Musa's going to throw his punches
to the body and uppercuts, whatever he wants to do, you can see the opening, he can feel
the openings, just like that.