Over the last few weeks we covered some quick and effective techniques for common street grabs that are likely to occur in a variety of situations and from multiple angles. Along with some conceptual analysis of grappling application in real world self defense in articles such as Checkers and Chess and Reverse Wrestling, we more specifically broke down responses to the Bear Hug grabs from front, side, and back. To round out these fundamentals, I’d like to cover some ways of escaping headlocks- for the most common headlocks: The Bully and The Front Headlock. Escaping Headlocks From The Schoolyard Bully The common headlock is taken from the side. You may also hear this referred to as the “bully” or “schoolyard” headlock….