The bear hug technique is extremely dangerous simply because it’s so widely used by attackers everywhere. Reason? It assumes they grab you from behind when you least expect it, with minimal chance of you seeing them. This gives your attacker the element of surprise. Now… you’ve probably seen plenty of “bear hugs” in grade school …
Every day, people in the United States are attacked, sometimes by means of firearms, they’re beaten unconscious, raped and even killed by other people. You won’t hear about many of these in mainstream media, but the odds of them happening to you are there, especially if you’re in the wrong place at the wrong time.
Take personal protection and self-defense very seriously and prep accordingly, by having the means and wisdom to prevent and fight one or multiple attackers should they come after you.