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Gripping is when you take a firm hold of your opponent using your hands. In some martial arts such as judo, gripping is a vital part of techniques. You cannot throw or pin an opponent if you do not have a firm, advantageous grip on them. Also, a weak or improper grip will allow the opponent to escape from a throw, hold, choke, etc.