Escape Rear Bear Hug - Under Arms

BJJ Self Defense Read Bear Hug Under Arms
Technique Description: 

This is a standard self defense technique that is applicable to no-gi jiu jitsu, and you will also see it in MMA.  This is one of those times that the best technique for someone in MMA crosses over to self defense:

  1. As soon as you feel someone connec their hands into an under arm rear bear hug, immediately drop your hips, as though you are doing a squat, or sitting in a chair, and begin walking forward
  2. Dig both of your thumbs into the gap created in between the bottom of your opponent's thumb and their wrist
  3. Put one leg/thigh forward, and pop hips out as you are pushing down with your hands and walking forward