How to Get Out of a Rear Bear Hug in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

Learn how to defend yourself against a rear bear hug from Alliance MMA black belt Babs Olusanmokun in this Howcast Brazilian Jiu Jitsu video.

So here we are, Rear Bear Hug defense. Okay, he’s got his arms around both my arms. I do not panic. My hands are gonna pop up. I’m gonna lift my hands up like so. This will never break me free. Okay, but I’ll get a little space to work here. At this point, now I’m going to ease my hips sideways to one side. I choose this side, I’m going to my left side now. This leg, my right leg will step behind him like so. At this point now, my hand here is gonna drive his hips back and my leg behind him is gonna straighten out. I’m gonna hit the floor before him and he’s gonna come along with me. And that’s your defense to the Bear Hug from the back.