Let’s keep it real: there have been lots of times when you were stuck in your training partner’s or opponent’s Mount when you’ve resorted to doing the bridge and roll technique – otherwise known as the Upa – to escape… But failed doing so more often than not, coming to believe that: „Shucks, the Upa is just not practical! It’s too easy for them to prevent it!“
Well, as somebody once said – BJJ is perfect, it’s the practitioner that makes mistakes. And so is the case with the Upa; there are details which, if you get them right, will make this technique work wonders for you.
Sometimes, a better option is to hip escape to escape the mount.
Dave Kama, a 4th degree black belt under Rickson Gracie shows how to escape a tight mount when your opponent is not giving you any space.
Dave learned this directly from Rickson and shows how to properly frame to force a technical mount from your opponent, he then his escapes out towards the foot and from there escape.
Master the OMOPLATA–the submission that can be your new favorite position.
- You might not look like Clark Gracie, but your omoplatas will be the best-looking part of your game.
- SWEEP them when they’re defending the SUBMISSION and SUBMIT them when they’re defending the SWEEP.