Does anyone use bastardised chokes when clinching? When I'm in close I put my head in the crook of their neck and push in and then use a single neck tie and bicep control and really squeeze the neck onto my forehead. Another method I use is when someone goes for a single neck tie I'll hit their elbow up and go into the position for a standing head and arm choke, the choke in this isn't super effective but it's good for throwing knees and if you knee the stomach it can leave them gasping very quickly. When I go for a double collar tie there are two things I do, I slap the inside of my glove on their ear as I enter with the first hand then with the second I slam my forearm into the side of the neck (after showing someone this they did it back to me and the forearm to the neck dropped me briefly). If someone is not keeping their elbows tight then I'll slide my shoulder into their armpit and with both arms crank their head towards me, as long as you break their balance then their pretty helpless as you throw knees. From the same position under their armpit (using the arm that is under their armpit) wrap your arm around their shoulder and in front of their face and stretch it out like a crossface then clamp your head onto their arm which is over your shoulder, if they struggle and start trying to pull away the twist your whole upper body so that they either get doubled up with an arm straight in the air or turn the other way so and knee them in the back at the same time and they will go on their ass. (ps you should be kneeing through out this and in a fight you may get broken up if you throw on an armlock) As you throw elbows sneakily hit the neck with the forearm making sure that the elbow defiantly land so nobody can complain. once or twice I have people trying to get a single collar tie and I will swing my forearm just above their elbow (only because this is sparring otherwise I would go for the elbow) and jerk my upper body away from them , it hurts their arm and you can have some free knees That's all I can think of for now that aren't variations of the above if anybody have any good vids or other techniques please add them.