The gift wrap position is a very powerful that you should be using in your Jiu-Jitsu. It’s a kind of hybrid mount-back position where you can control your opponent. It is even possible to switch between the mount and back at will.
Putting someone in a gift wrap is a bit like controlling someone and telling them: “Whose your daddy?” They are totally at your mercy.
The gift wrap is one of Rickson’s Gracie trademark techniques. He notably used it against Funaki in Pride.
If you can establish dominant grips, you’re “halfway there” in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.
For example, here’s a powerful wrist control – the so-called “Gift Wrap” – that you can use either for backtakes or Armbar setups.
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