Clapping Tiger:
(Defense against an [attempted] bear-hug under the arms)




1. The set-up for this is pretty simple - as the attacker attempts an under thearms bear hug, cup your hands and clap your hands with the attacker's ears and headin the way. This can be done at any time after he enters your reach, however Irecommend doing it prior to them getting elbow deep.

2. Immediately after the clap, grab what ever is convenient (ears, hair, backof neck, etc) with both hands and execute a "Glasgow kiss" (love thatterm...head-butt) with the top of your head to their face.

3. Drop in place slightly (while still controlling the head) into a modifiedleft cat stance executing a right thrusting knee to the groin.

4. Step your right foot outside of the attacker's right foot, bring your lefthand down to the attacker's right arm/hand and (see note 1) bring your rightarm under theirs near the armpit [setting up for a throw]

5. Pivot in place and execute a hip throw/drag across the hips, driving theattacker to the ground. Maintain control of the arm as desired.