The mount position is one of the most dominant controlling positions in BJJ. It is one of the fundamental positions in Jiu-Jitsu and is arguably one of the most valuable lessons a student will learn that can be applied in a self-defense situation. Landing in the mount is a common position to be in a fight, so learning how to utilize it for offense and learning how to escape it can really be helpful.
There’s always that one flexible and/or dynamic student in class that uses his legs all the time. And they use them when escaping Mount as well; by bringing them up, beneath your armpits, and then shoving you away with them.
You’ll probably agree that this is an annoying Mount escape technique. Here’s how to counter it, as explained by Kyle Sleeman:
Learn Everything There Is To Know About The Mount And Become The Dominant Opponent You’re Meant To Be With Black Belt Kyle “The Bull” Sleeman.
- Utilize both simple and advanced techniques to get to the mount from positions such as side control, Kesa Gatame, half guard, and more.
- Discover the proper tools for maintaining the mount by grapevining the legs and understanding the importance and how to dominantly use the cross face and underhooks.