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Being grasped by the attacker in a bear hug is a big concern, Cascio says. In that case your best chance is to pull to the ground and tuck away, he adds. Simply bend your legs and drop the level of your hips. Think of it as basically sitting down into a full squat so you become more difficult to pick up, he adds. Drop your hips and sit slightly back and into the attacker, with your head up, not folded forward. Dropping your base also puts pressure on the attacker, as he or she now has to deal with your weight.