In this video I show a medium-low percentage counter when someone is hugging you on bottom.
It is important to note that good people do not typically hug from that bottom position, however, inexperienced and/or strong opponents may do this as an attempt to slow down the movement or delay a transition into the far arm being isolated and/or attacked.
With that being said, it is important that we have a series of techniques that teach people how to deal with inexperienced resistance. This is the 3rd of 4 techniques that worked throughout the week and it can work well in a lot of different attacking sequences.
The last technique in the sequence is a transition to mount (not filmed) and is not difficult to do. The transition towards North/South will open up the space by the hips to make an easy transition into mount and can be figured out fairly easily.
as a side note, the highest priority should be given to maintaining top position, especially against someone that is going to try and hug you from the bottom like this. Throughout all of these transitions you should be looking for ways to base so that you don’t get rolled over the far side.