Foot Drag 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 the foot lift, but the opponent's foot maintains close contact with his leg preventing Michael from getting underneath it. To counter this action, Michael places his right leg on the outside of his opponent's leg.
  2. Pulling with his right heel, Michael drags his opponent's leg inward and squeezes his knees together.
  3. Shifting his hips to the left, Michael traps his opponent's foot and places his forearm across the opponent's neck. (To prevent the opponent from collapsing down on him.)
  4. Now Michael completes the elbow knee escape by pushing on his opponent's knee with his left hand and pulling his knee through.
  5. Michael finishes by putting his opponent in his closed guard.

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