Listen up: there’s a pretty high chance that you’re making Jiu-Jitsu way more complicated than it really is. Other than learning some extremely complicated sequences of techniques, you’re also drilling a ton of moves… Without really learning any of them. And, well, the heart of this problem probably lies in the following train of thought: “If I learn a bunch of techniques, that are rather complicated, then I’ll be much more successful in BJJ.”
However, the exact opposite is true. You need to learn a handful of techniques and become extremely good at them – such as the following Mount Escape. As a matter of fact, it’s so simple that you’ll likely laugh for not having learned it before.
There are a lot of ways to escape Mount, both in BJJ and MMA.
However, some of those escape techniques are better used in only one of the two sports.
For example, the Double Under Legs escape. It’s great for Jiu-Jitsu, but terrible for MMA.
Burton Richardson demonstrates: