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[Video of this waza fast and slow, from the side, and ideally, overhead]

Defense against an over-arm bear hug

  • Place your hands on the inside of the opponent’s knees. Push them outside to spread the opponent’s legs apart to off-balance them.
  • Grab the opponent’s inseam with both hands, for a Mittsu-Mae takedown.
  • Incapacitate the opponent with a stomp kick to the groin.