The Problem: In a clinch range fight we need to prevent the attacker from getting to or using a weapon, while creating conditions for ourselves to get to our weapon or exiting the clinch.


1. Pressure, Posture, and Position elements are developed through a series of drills.

2. Four basic body-limb attachments - Underhook, Overhook, Bicep-Tie, Wrist-Tie.

3. Get to Attacker's back -- to exit the clinch - Duck-under or Arm Drag.

4. Tie-ups: Isolate both of Attacker's limbs, bu using only one limb of defender -- to free up Defender's hand for weapon access.