Often, the next move from the clinch is the rear takedown.
- Clasp opponent around the waist from behind much as you did in the clinch, while keeping your head down to avoid any elbow attack.
- Move a foot to block one of the opponent’s feet. For example, your right foot steps to the right to block behind opponent’s right heel.
- Sit downward and backward to drag opponent to the ground, tripping him or her over your outstretched leg. Opponent cannot keep his or her balance because you are keeping his or her foot from stepping back.
- Then roll atop the opponent for the mount.
The mount allows you to control your opponent with minimum effort by using your body weight. Opponents often exhaust themselves trying to escape this position. You also have the advantage of being able to strike your opponent, while they have little opportunity to strike you.
- Sit astride your opponent’s chest facing his or her head.
- Put both your knees on the ground and slide them as high into opponent’s armpits as possible. Lean forward putting your body weight onto opponent using your torso.
- Both your hands should be spread out and braced on the ground for balance and to block any attempts to roll over.
Relax your body and become dead weight on the opponent. You can pin opponent’s head to limit body his or her movement by pushing your stomach against opponent’s face.