Bear Style Djuru

The Bear Style Djuru is a combination of several elements:

  • Standing Bear principles
  • Constant motion
  • The shock kick
  • The Lion’s Roar
  • Wide eye

All performed at the same time.

The Bear Style Djuru begins with a shock kick while raising the hands up above head height and then the hands come crashing down while the weight sets down onto the front leg. A combat version of the Lion’s Roar matches the movement for a complete body action in 2 parts that can be performed in less than a second.

A Djuru is a hand pattern or technique and the Bear Style Djuru is a whole body action with the kick while the hands are raising up and down in front of you.

The Bear Style Djuru eats up all of the space in front of you and causes you to rapidly advance on an attacker faster than they can normally respond. Most people will get out of the way and try to flank. With practice you can easily turn and change directions while performing the Bear Style Djuru making it quite difficult for someone to successfully complete a flanking action.

I personally like to compare the look of the Bear Style Djuru movement to the character of Pac Man in the Pac Man video game.

In the Bear Style Djuru the arms go up at the same time that the shock kick is performed and then the arms strike and compact down while the weight is shifted forward onto the front foot that was the shock kick. Then the shock kick is executed again and the hands fly up again and then the downward strike and compacting action are repeated.

This cycle continuously repeats as much as desired or until there is no longer a threat or the threat has been neutralized (ran over).