Escape from the mount 1

A Technique from Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
By ClŠudio Moreno and Andres Lenta

Video: AVI [474K] of the technique.

These techniques should only be practiced with the supervision of an experienced instructor.
Practicing the moves incorrectly could result in serious bodily injury or death.


Tech Factory - All Rights Reserved - Do Not copy without Permission.  The initial position is the conventional mount, without the hooks. Your opponent is mounted on you, a very bad position for the one on bottom. There are many ways to escape the mount, and in this sequence we will show one of them, that is very basic, but very efficient if done well.
Tech Factory - All Rights Reserved - Do Not copy without Permission.  The first thing you must remember, is to defend your neck from a possible attack. The opponent who is to be set up will try to apply a hold to finish you or possibly move. Taking advantage of that situation, the person on bottom should dominate the crossed arm, using both hands and holding firmly.
Tech Factory - All Rights Reserved - Do Not copy without Permission.  In this photo, you can see the details of the grip, which can vary a little depending on the preferences. ClŠudio is holding in this manner, but he could have placed one hand on the end of the sleeve and the other closer to the shoulder. The grip has a purpose, which has to be learned, but each person has his own style and should adapt the grip.
Tech Factory - All Rights Reserved - Do Not copy without Permission.  With the grip secured and firm, we go to the next step. You should pull down on the opponent until your elbow is near the ground, then push (without releasing the grip) the opponent's knee down with the elbow, straightening his leg out and pushing the knee towards your feet.
Tech Factory - All Rights Reserved - Do Not copy without Permission.  Here, Andres's stretched leg can be seen. During this movement, it is important to maintain a tight, good grip, and be persistant with the position. It can sometimes seem difficult, but keep practicing and in due time, it becomes much easier.
Tech Factory - All Rights Reserved - Do Not copy without Permission.  With Andres's leg stretched, and the firm grip maintained, the next step is to make a hook on the opponent's stretched leg. With that hook, you will be removing his last support for the last movement.
Tech Factory - All Rights Reserved - Do Not copy without Permission.  With the hook in, and a very firm grip, bridge your hips up leaving only your feet and shoulders touching the ground. The bridge should be done diagonally, towards the shoulder on the same side as the hook. This will offbalance the opponent forward and to the side and the same time. The more explosive you make the bridge, the easier the reversal.
Tech Factory - All Rights Reserved - Do Not copy without Permission.  During the bridge, it is very important that you scissor your legs correctly, because it will give you more base in case the opponent tries to get back to the mount.
Tech Factory - All Rights Reserved - Do Not copy without Permission.  Finally, after all the steps above, you should drop in the opponent's guard. Sometimes you may end up in half guard if the opponent tries to resist the roll. This varies depending on the situation, but in general, you will end up in your opponent's guard. The position is not worth any points nor any advantages. It is a very effective position, yet few people actually use it in competition. If well done, it will get you out from under the mount many times. It is important to execute the technique quickly. The faster and more precise, the better. Train it and send us your comments!

This information was originally published on InTheGuard.com, a web site created by James "Calango" Love, Cláudio Moreno, and Felipe Moreno. Page downloaded on Sat Jun 29 21:27:34 PDT 2002.
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