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- Lag Punch. The lag punch is a boxing method for loading up your hook, getting a reaction, and then attacking with the other hand. Works well in the ring but no so well in the street.
- Head Holding Clinch. Holding the head is not allowed in the ring, but it is effective on the street. Also, holding the collar or lapel works well. Muay Thai fighters clinch with both hands securing the back of the head and neck. This clinching method facilitates knees pretty well, head butts, and elbow shots. Since you have control of the top of his spine, you may dictate his movements. Better still is control of the head and one arm. This will give you more angles on the head, and make it more difficult for him to fight back in some cases. Also enables you to angle off to his blind side, take him down, etc.
- Takedowns are easy from this position. Use downward pressure with your head hold as you step back and out on a circle.
- You can add in a knee block or trip, or just use it to re position the opponent him so you can land your cross to the temple. With one hand holding the neck, the other over-hooking a arm, bring you inner elbow in under the opponent's jaw and throw your shoulder into it. This lifts up his head and loads up your other arm, which comes across with an elbow. Follow up with an upward elbow, or in some cases a downward angular elbow.
- Also use a head butt from the clinch. Turn the top of your head in toward opponent and hit with back top corner against the side of his head. Follow up with an upward head butt to set up a bear hug/backward bend takedown.
- From the clinch, you may knee to the groin if opponent is upright, and to the ribs or head if bent over. Be careful, though, not to give opponent a single leg takedown when you do it. You may also use a shin kick to the leg. You can go to the thigh, knee level, even to his shin.
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