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Officer Safety Training Tip: Defeating the Clinch

In the fourth edition of Police's Defensive Tactics Training videos, the instructors at the Lab MMA Training Center in Glendale, Ariz., demonstrate strikes and counters that can be used at extremely close range in order to stop attacks and take suspects into custody.

June 26, 2014

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Joe @ 6/28/2014 4:01 PM

Nice and it's based on easy body mechanics.

"Gross motor skills" is what the Law Enforcement community needs.

I'm gonna stick my neck out here, but based on my nearly 20 years of LE experience (still serving), majority of LE in my metropolitan area don't train on a regular 2 or 3 days in a week to be "sufficient" in itself let alone train 4 or 5 days a week to be "proficient" in skills. Because, that's what it takes to hone skills to cultivate into muscle memory, and to become second nature. A true fact most LE officers don't train on that magnitude due to a lot of factors that either prohibit them, time, family, or won't do it on their own other than what their agency gives them if lucky twice a year (once every 6 months) for about a 2 hour session a class. Not enough to obtain several skill sets..

"Easy Gross-Motor Skill" technique is the best solution to the problem mentioned above paragraph. Just as demonstrated in this video.. Easy to do and easy to remember. Thanks

Marlon @ 8/23/2014 3:48 PM

Title says "defeating the clinch", but the video shows how to use a clinch.

When delivering knees don't go for the belly, you ideally would go for the ribs. More importantly, the goal in delivering a knee properly is to maintain your own balance while doing so and not end up on the ground.. Muay Thai people have developed a tremendous sense of balance. In reality, the target of a knee strike is secondary to the opportunities presented by the opponent's centerline. In short, don't aim the knee at something not within your range or control. The reason is your own balance can be easily overcome by your opponent if you are aiming your knee at a target that is not along the opponents control centerline. Since you are clinching, and pulling the neck in, you want to visualize you are kneeing in toward a person's head, along the centerline of your own pulling force. Aim for the head, but hit the ribs. This will help you keep balance.

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