Most Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu athletes and coaches would argue that the most dominant position in Jiu-Jitsu is the back control. And that, subsequently, the most dominant submission is the Rear Naked Choke… Except Roger Gracie.
Additionally, Roger explains that you’re pinned while mounted. Unlike when someone controls your back:
If you’re on my back, you cannot pin me. I cannot take you off my back, because first I have to defend my choke… But you have no control over my body.
So, that means that there is a lot of movement that I can try to use to escape.
In the Mount, there’s no movement. I am pinned down, I cannot move, and there’s no room between us that I can use to escape.
If you’re rolling against a skilled training partner or opponent, there’s a good chance that they’ll be able to escape positions you put them in – such as the Mount.
And sometimes, when someone skilled is escaping your Mount… It’s better that you bail out and get to Knee On Belly, rather than try and keep the position.
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- In this perfectly structured mount series, ADCC Vet Matt Arroyo will help you develop a systematic gameplan for controlling, maintaining, attacking, and escaping from one of the most dominant positions in BJJ.
- Use the best high level control and maintenance tactics from Arroyo’s personal toolbox to help you keep the mount and control even the most energetic training partners once you’ve achieved the position.