From Self-Defense Karate
[Video of this waza fast and slow, from the side, and ideally, overhead]
Defense against an over-arm bear hug
- Knee kick to the opponent's groin as both an atemi and a kuzushi, to get them to loosen their grip.
- Push yourself off the opponent, stepping back to escape their grasp.
- As the opponent leans forward, throw a backfist strike to their nose or philtrum.
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