Front Body Lock: This simple front body lock or bear hug escape is simple and effective. For this self-defense escape to be effective you need to prevent your opponent from arching your back towards a potential throw by framing against his chin and pushing him away from his body lock grip to break free from his control. Focus not only creating separation but also regaining your base for a potential follow up technique.
1- Your partner has a grip locked around your waist, under your arms.
2- Move your head back away from him and bring your hands in front of his face.
3- Make a fist with your left hand and grip it with your right hand. The blade of your left wrist should be directly under his chin.
4- Extend your arms to push him away from you at the neck. The discomfort will force him to give you some space.
5- The grip is broken from around your body. Make a wide stance with your feet to keep a good base and set up your next move.