Defense against the Bear Hug!

Bear Hug Defense # 1

The above picture shows the attacker grabbing the defenders in a bear hug. The defender must remember to react immediately. The minute the attacker starts to grab the defender the defender should immediately reach down and pinch the inner thigh of the attacker. (as shown below) This is very painful!

After the defender has pinched the inner thigh of the attacker they should then strike to the groin and raise the opposite hand to leave and avenue of escape (as shown below). As the defender begins to run they may drive a back kick into the assailant.