Countering head control with a takedown

When your opponent secures the Muay Thai clinch, it's possible to sneak uppercuts up between his arms and land to his chin, but the chances are his knee strikes will be a lot more powerful than your uppercuts. Instead of trying to bang my way out, I will usually drop my level, get my anns underneath my opponent's arms, and finish with the double under-hook body-lock takedown. If you can't penetrate in for the takedown because your opponent is too strong or has total control, jamming an arm across his face to create separation as 1 demonstrated in the previous technique is a good backup. It doesn't matter how you escape, just that you do. If you remain in this compromising position for a prolonged period of time, your opponent will most likely find a way to inflict some serious damage.

Reagan has gained control of To prevent Reagan from my head by securing the Muay pulling my head down, I Thai clinch. immediately drop my level and straighten my back.

I push off my right leg and drive Securing the double under-hooks, I my body straight into Reagan to form a tight body-lock around Rea-secure a body-lock. gan's midsection.

Still driving forward with my head, I step my right leg to the outside of Reagan's left leg and then rotate my body in a clockwise direction.

I keep my body-lock tight as I follow Reagan to the ground.

Squeezing Reagan in tight with my arms, I drive my head forward.

Still driving forward with my head, I step my right leg to the outside of Reagan's left leg and then rotate my body in a clockwise direction.

Continuing to rotate in a clockwise direction, I drive forward with my head and suck Reagan's body into me using my arms. This forces him to lose balance and he crumbles to the mat.

I keep my body-lock tight as I follow Reagan to the ground.

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