Releases from Bear Hugs from the Rear

Technique Review 

This week’s technique review is about release from bear hugs and definitely how to correct things from time to time that we saw as mistakes.

Video transcript

Hi, everyone. This week’s technique review is about release from bear hugs and definitely how to correct things from time to time that we saw as mistakes.

Let’s do the high one. Let’s do it again from this angle. And let’s do the open hand one. Do it again slowly. And of course we have the one with the striking when the hands are fully …

So, so one of the most common mistakes that we see from time to time is the bending of the body and bending of the knees. So imagine that he’s behind me and he bends the knees. Nothing happens. If he grabbed me, grab me, and he picked up, and start lifting me. So imagine I bend my knees. Nothing happens. If I do it very early, if I do like this very early, yes it has an effect.

But it’s a bit of a waste of energy and action. And if I’m late, huge problem. Please, one more time. The idea is that you do not bend your knees, but you bend the pelvis. Knees are more or less straight. So in this case, look at the effect on his body.

So what happens here is the moment I bent forward, practically I was pressing him with my pelvis. So it was very difficult to lift me. Except of this, I shift my weight forward. So if he manage to lift me a little bit, he has got much bigger leverage. So, if it is a situation, I’m bending forward, how can he lift me? Try to lift me.

It’s very difficult. Yes. So, that’s the idea. Also, the moment it’s obvious a lower one, the moment I bend forward, one has the same effect. Also will give me the option to take the palm out. While I’m bending my knees it hasn’t happened. I bend forward, away from him.

Also, in the technique for the elbow. So, if in this case, this is the situation, look, did you see what happened? Open hand after I took my hand out and if I’m very fast moving forward, he will get the hint.

So, hitting him at this is the idea. So, from our point of view we are saying bend forward is crucial. Now, in this case, if it’s a high grip. Maybe it were moving me, lifting me, taking to the ground, something like this. If at this moment, I try to bend as much as possible, I will be disturbing him, this one thing, but also it will give me the option to strike the groin well.

So, I’m moving my pelvis. If I just move forward, I will not be able to hit him because my pelvis is pressed against his pelvis. To look at an angle. And now my hand is in front of the groin, middle of the body. So that’s the idea about this one. And if there is a problem here, and to hit strong, then you hit as much as you can. And then you grab. And that’s the idea. You can throw him afterwards.

So from here, hit while you’re bent forward. Remember, look at the posture of his body. It’s very difficult if I’m doing this early enough. It’s very difficult for him to manipulate my body. To lift me. Please lift me. Difficult.

Of course, if I’m in the air, something different. So it’s the before it’s too tight and before I’m in the air. So remember, bend forward. Best is if you catch his hands with one hand so you are controlling the situation. And now you are ready for getting out and away. Here, out and away is the following. Please excuse me, maybe touch my mic and you’ll hear some noises. After the first attack, two hands are coming here. Two hooks with palms. In this case I’m moving with my pelvis, with my body. Do it behind me. In an angle. So after this one I move at an angle. See that line of my body. I move away from him at the same time I’m lifting, I’m lifting my elbows. And I’m creating an arch here. So my shoulders move forward. That this is a larger place to take my head away.

In the beginning, two hands are high, two elbows are high. But now, because I’m moving out and the elbow will hit him if I’ll just turn so I take my elbow back towards my body. And here I take it out right into the cradle that I look for from behind. If the grip is low, a bit like this, so he can be gripped above the elbow it’s reasonable. In this case, bending forward is much easier. Before, when it was high, I was limited. Now, it’s easy for me to bend forward. So I bend forward and in at an angle so I can hit groin again.

If I can grab his hands, good because it’s limiting him and I feel where his hands are. I feel more confident and more able with contact. So I can have the contact. Now, continue to build more so he can take the arm out. Many times you see people try to take the arm out and it’s never bent. So then the elbow is going backwards. The idea with the elbow is go upwards, this way.

And the last mistake that we see, people want to give a strong elbow so they return with the body. What happened here? He’s relatively low and I come up. So maybe I will hit him with my triceps. Maybe. So idea is that after this bending forward, hit while you still keep bent. More or less you say the body’s always over, more or less. So here, there was the first attack. Maybe another one what if you take the other hand out and continue with moving, operating between sides or with one side. Attack a couple of times. You give one strong and good accurate elbow strike towards the temple area, jaw area is very efficient to create the problem to the attacker.

So this is the idea of this type of situation. Striking while the body is low. Do not come up. It is a common mistake. Stay low while you are giving the strike.

What happens when the arms are free. So first of all, the same principles from before. I move forward, now I pull and I don’t hit the groin. I can bend forward. Good enough without hitting. And as soon as possible I hit the first attack.

And then the second one, two attacks, leaves me ready for the third one. Doesn’t matter much. What’s important is safety and training. The more that I start moving his head start pivoting from side to side. Why? Because I was moving him. So be careful very much with the second hit. Sometimes you don’t know where the head went to and then you thought that the head is behind you and it went to the side. So first you moved it, second one, let’s take the head high just to understand the explanation. First one he move. And the second one is here, so you accidentally hit him.

Sometimes there’s a question what happens if he’s burying the head. If he’s burying the head it’ll be difficult for him to lift me. But in any case when you do this, you do this very fast. So you’re surprising the attacker, but he moves very much … could you do that behind me? And pull it and push. Push away. Still when I was doing this fast, he got it.

So, bending forward is extremely important to do it very fast. And again, the knees are more or less straight. With your pelvis you are pressing and you are disturbing his structure. Especially the structure that he needs in order to lift you. Which is the dangerous type of situation.

So this is the first attack. This is the elbow strikes. Two or three elbow strikes against the attacker who is holding you from behind. Now there is an option here to use a soft solution. The thinking is, I’m not in a dangerous type of situation. If I’m in a dangerous, I need to start striking. If it’s before he throws you, yes? Because throwing is a big deal. Great he’s forcing in the ground then you are, what do you do after, you have hit the ground, struggling with his body also. So, but if I feel like it’s a not dangerous situation, yeah a pal sort of or something like this. And here we’re pressing down. What’s that logic?

The logic is that after I am in a position to be able to take the fingers and I took the fingers and I am creating the lock, in this case, when I create the lock, he will start to circle around me because it’s painful for him.

So now, in the case that I took his fingers, one or two and now I’m creating a lock and I’m trying to get out from here, so he’s still going with me because it’s painful for him. So what do we do in this case. A few things. One, we separate strongly and then we turn. Now where he will go, down. And now I can move away from the danger.

If a soft solution just kick the person, we say it’s not dangerous situation. So, just create pain and move away and talk to the person. So talking is the main thing to do when we have a soft solution. So remember, when we are talking about this situation with the lock, one hand is grabbing more or less the wrist area, and the fingers are on the palm.

So note the back of the hand is up, the palm is up. And now I can do a stroke. Because I can do from here to here I can do 180 degrees with my palm. So I can create the lock, like this way. Now the lock is not towards my hand like this. Sometimes we see this mistake. The lock is towards the joint. And in this case there is pain and he goes down.

Please remember that when the person has some drugs in his body, like intoxicated with alcohol for example, a bit drunk, people don’t feel the pain. So this technique may not be so efficient in this case. So you can separate strongly, but then the guy in pain may be problematic. So it could be an intoxicated friend at some pub, that you will need to move the other hand and move away from the person without strongly striking the person. Or if you think that this is not good enough, continue and press down with knees groin, press strongly the person so you gain some distance from that sort of attacker. But again the concept is a non-dangerous type of situation.

Talking, stay away from, take your hand off me, these things are very suitable in this case.

Well, thank you so much. Cheers.


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