When you are stuck in bottom mount, one of the ways your opponent can control is by grapevining their legs on yours. It’s reduces your movement and there is even a leglock that they can do, which is quite effective.
Many people think that this grapevine is a joke, but in actual fact, BJJ legend Ricardo Liborio is famous for this move.
His student Sam McCoy shows how it works:
Now, escaping the grapevine shouldn’t be a problem if you know eactly what to do. Luckily BJJ coral belt Jean Jacques Machado has a really simple way to escape the grapevine from mount:
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