Foot Lift Variation of Elbow-Knee Mount Escape

A Technique from Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
By BJJ.Org Featured Contributor Michael Jen

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.

  1. Michael attempts a basic elbow knee escape, but finds it difficult to pull his knee through.
  2. Straightening his left leg back, Michael clears enough space to hook his right instep under his opponent's leg.
  3. In one motion, Michael lifts his opponent's leg as he pushes it downward with his hand or elbow and slides his left knee up.
  4. Shifting his hip to the left, Michael hooks his opponent's right leg, places his forearm across the opponent's neck and pulls his right knee through.
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  5. Michael finishes by putting his opponent in his closed guard.

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