Tuesday night began with my second of a four-part short course on managing grappling in self-defence. Last week we established the role the clinch played in self-defence situations. We discussed when to grapple. Tonight we revised clinching positions – collar and elbow, underhook/over-hook and we also looked at sprawling to defend low line takedowns and we also trained lowline takedowns in the form of the double-leg. With some of the students getting the hang of the pummelling flow of the clinches, I encouraged some light pressure testing. It is imperative that everyone gets an idea of resistance in order to best understand tactile awareness and balance. These areas are all part of building a foundation to add anti-grappling techniques.