The ultimate position in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu? Yup, you know it – taking the opponent’s back. Whether it’s while on the mats or while standing, when you take the opponent’s back… They’re on full defensive mode and you’re on full offensive mode. No questions asked.
So, when you take their back while standing, the usual way-to-go is taking them down and then proceeding to submit them from there.
What would you do if someone caught you in a a Bear Hug?
Well, if it’s an unskilled assailant, there’s quite an easy self defense move that you could use – and yes, it’s a throw.
Frass Azab demonstrates this Bear Hug defense below:
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