Escape from the mount 2

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

Video: AVI [535K] 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 mount with hooks. Your opponent is mounted on you, a very bad position for the one on the bottom. There are many ways to escape the mount, and here, we will show another escape that is used a lot and very efficient, if it is done well.
Tech Factory - All Rights Reserved - Do Not copy without Permission.  In this position, a lot of times the oponent will try to tap you with a choke or he will try to dominate your arm to get the armlock. You will want him to try to choke you in order for you to begin the escape. In the beginning, you should watch his arm. When he gives himself a little distance to slide his hand in the collar, it is the right moment to begin the technique. You should escape your hips slightly sidways (being very careful of the opponent trying to take your back), and place both of your hands on the opponent's belt in front of his belly.
Tech Factory - All Rights Reserved - Do Not copy without Permission.  Here, the detail of the grip can be seen as it should be done. It is always good to give a minimum distance between the grips, because if they are farther apart, they won't have the same leverage.
Tech Factory - All Rights Reserved - Do Not copy without Permission. 
Tech Factory - All Rights Reserved - Do Not copy without Permission.  Here you can see two different angles. With the grip secured, the hip should be escaped while you push the opponent up and away at the same time. You should keep your arms stretched out at this point, because the opponent will most likely try to put his weight on your chest in order to keep from loosing the position.
Tech Factory - All Rights Reserved - Do Not copy without Permission. 
Tech Factory - All Rights Reserved - Do Not copy without Permission.  At this time, you should escape your hips to your stronger side, and always maintain the pushing pressure in the opponent's belt. Here, you should begin to bring your knee up, with the intention of getting guard. The knee that you bring up will be the one away from the floor, the top knee (opposite knee from the standard hip escape or elbow escape to guard techniques).
Tech Factory - All Rights Reserved - Do Not copy without Permission. 
Tech Factory - All Rights Reserved - Do Not copy without Permission.  At this point of the technique, it is important to maintain the grip on the belt, threatening the setup of a sweep, and with a hook under one of the opponent's legs, escaping the hip, and threatening to setup to take the back. Those threats should force your opponent to be defensive and back out a little, opening space so that you can set the other hook in the opponent's thigh.
Tech Factory - All Rights Reserved - Do Not copy without Permission. 
Tech Factory - All Rights Reserved - Do Not copy without Permission.  With the hooks properly done, and with the grip on the belt, you reclaim the guard and you will end up in a good position, from which you can still sweep your opponent. You should try to stay very close to the opponent's chest at this point, so that your opponent cannot "jump" your legs and reclaim mount. In this position, you can execute the joga fora no lixo sweep which we showed you earlier.
Tech Factory - All Rights Reserved - Do Not copy without Permission.  Finally, the final position should be similar to the one seen in this photo. It would be almost obvious and natural to try the joga fora no lixo in this situation because you already have your feet and hands in the proper position. But it isn't important what each individual will do from this position. What is important is that you escaped the mount. :-)

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 21:28:52 PDT 2002.
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