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How to Defend Yourself against a Front Bear Hug in Krav Maga

Learn how to defend against a front bear hug with a push using a throw courtesy of Krav Maga Master Instructor Rhon Mizrachi in this Howcast video.

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Demonstrating a defense against bear hug from the front with a push using a throw. Before I go there I want to remind you that all of the throws that we do in this art is not for a competitive purpose. It is for simply the purpose of inflicting damage on someone. We don't prepare for friendly mats. We prepare for hard floor. The goal in any throw that we do is to get the individual that we lifted underneath us and smash him into the ground in the most aggressive way we can. And that means driving our body weight into him as well. You just need to keep that in mind. Okay?

In any case, let's go from here. I've got a bear hug from the front. Slow, you grab. All I'm going to do is I'm going to grab him, get a leg to the outside, continue his momentum forward and lift this knee up, fall directly on top of him. I want to make sure that I hold him tight so all of my weight is on him. From here I'm going to attack his groin. I'm going to attack his face. I can use his face to propel me up. Continue to punch, kick and separate away from his legs. Okay?

Let's go. Face forward. He came, he grabbed you, you took the hit, a hand came above and a leg came up and you hold. Again. And one, again. And one, again. And one. Stay there. Pull him on top of you. Pop the knee and get him under when your body is up. Again. One and two. One and two. And one, two. Again. And one, two. Let's go, please. Grab him from over there. Grab David. Starting slow. Again. One more time, a little faster. Thank you very much.

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