In Muay Thai you know people knee, punch, kick, and elbow. Clinching is left out a lot of the times. If you ask a student who is a beginner in muay thai it is common that they will not know the real concept of clinching. Clinching is taught at Double Dose but is more enforced in the Kombat Athlete class not the Foundations (beginner) class. Clinch can be a place where if sufficiently skilled you are able to quickly catch your breath, it is also the place where the fight can be quickly finished if you don’t know what your doing. The clinch is all about distance and control, it can be offensive or defensive in its set up. Clinching is when one person has control on their opponent and their hands are gripped around the fighters head and neck pulling them in towards them ready to strike when there is a opening available on the opponents body. When clinching it is best to keep your chin up high because if your opponent is able to trap your head, they can easily strike you with a knee. It is also important to make sure you are on your toes, it will allow you to drop your weight onto your opponent’s frame so it can make everything that they try much harder to do. Your hip position is very important when clinching, if your hips are not close to your opponents it is easier for your opponent to knee you or knock you down because you will be off balance. If your opponent has a good grip of you and is in control you need to make sure you either get out of the clinch or you take over the control by weaving in your hands and getting a good grip of your opponent. It is not always possible to weave your hands in but there are various techniques in clinching that you can use to gain control. Clinching can always change an outcome of fight. It is not easy to learn but with practice students and fighters can become more skilled.