The back mount is the most dominant position in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, and arguably according to some (including John Danaher), even in MMA. It is regarded as a powerful position because you control the opponent from the back, allowing you opportunities to finish the fight by way of chokes.
The back mount requires a good understanding of grips and body position. While it can take a while to fully master, it is undoubtedly a worthy investment! The back mount is a fantastic position to keep your opponents on the defensive. It is also a position that does not require any unique traits or physical attributes. This article will talk about the mechanics and common tactics from the back mount.
Your back’s taken? Great – now you have a chance to work on your defense and escapes.
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