Head Clinch to takedown

Fearful that I will land a knee to his face, Troy hinders me from pulling his head down by tightening his neck and straightening his posture.

I've secured the Muay Thai clinch on Troy.

When you secure the Muay Thai clinch and attempt to pull your opponent's head down to land knee strikes, there is a strong chance that he will strain to keep his head up. If his resistance is great, you can cause his head to snap dramatically back by simply releasing your hold. This creates a small window of opportunity to drop low and shoot in for the takedown.

As Troy's head pops up, I drop my level, I step forward with my right foot. Before I can cut the corner, Troy crumbles to wrap my arms around the back of his legs, the mat. I follow him down and secure the top and shoot in for the takedown. position.

As Troy's head pops up, I drop my level, I step forward with my right foot. Before I can cut the corner, Troy crumbles to wrap my arms around the back of his legs, the mat. I follow him down and secure the top and shoot in for the takedown. position.

Fearful that I will land a knee to his face, Troy hinders me from pulling his head down by tightening his neck and straightening his posture.

Instead of fighting Troy's resistance, I simply let go of my hold. Because he was applying upward pressure to counter my downward pressure, his head and body straighten the moment I release my grip.

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