How to clinch
To clinch, wrap your arms around your opponent’s shoulders with your biceps touching them, and then opponent pull them into you, without using your hands. Then slide your arms down to the opponent's elbows while keeping your head over the opponent's shoulder, but do not rest your head on the shoulder. Keep the opponent's arms pinned against his or her body.
Relax as much as possible so you may get some rest during the clinch. When the referee breaks the clinch, you will be free to move back to center ring. Keep your hands up on the break. If you are on the ropes or in the corner, spin the opponent quickly and hard to put the opponent against the ropes or in the corner, then release and start attacking, the opponent will now be pinned.
To practice the clinch
To practice using the clinch, you will need a sparring partner. Practice using the clinch in the center of the ring, on the ropes, and in a corner, while taking turns being the clincher. Change partners periodically so you get experience clinching with different size opponents.
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