Monday, August 08, 2005

BJJ Move #48: In Mount

When someone's got you in the mount. Some tips.

WARNING! These techniques could result in serious injury or death if practiced incorrectly or even if performed correctly. They should only be practiced with the supervision of an experienced instructor.

In Mount:

· This isn’t the worst position—rolling over onto your belly will give him your back, which is worse. Don’t do that.
· Keep your elbows bent and against your body, hands protecting your face. If you raise your elbows, you’ll get armlocked or choked.
· Keep your legs flat against the ground (to keep him from ‘grapevining’ you).
· Keep your back flat on the ground—-you don’t want to expose your neck or back.
· Don't let the guy get the hooks in.
· Try to trap the arm and leg on the same side (for the “upa”).
· Always go for the "upa" first. Then try other reversals.
· The knee/elbow escapes also work very well.
· If he starts to punch you, knock his hips forward with one of your knees.

Comments? Please feel free to point out mistakes, describe tips on the techniques, suggest ways to make the descriptions clearer, etc.
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