The Under Hook is my favorite clinch. It can easily transition to other clinches, lots of take downs, great for MMA and striking, and easy to disengage.
In fact, I have scored two major take downs that helped me win against BJJ legends Alexande “Xande” Ribeiro and Roberto “Cyborg” Abreu. Today I will be showing what I used on Xande – the High Crotch.
The under hook allows you a very strong setup for the high crotch, without the fear of putting yourself in a crucifix. For me, it is the best high crotch setup, and I break down how to use it best on this video: