North-South to Mount Transition, by Perry Hauck

Here’s a great way to transition into the Mount, one of the most dominant positions in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.  This technique is by Perry Hauck, who was a brown belt under Rey Diogo at the time of this photo shoot. The technique begins with north/south control over his opponent.

As he prepares to move to reverse kesa-gatame, Perry controls his opponent’s left arm while maintaining pressure on his opponent’s upper body. North-South to Mount Transition 2
He then sits through with his rear leg, placing it under his opponent’s left triceps in order to keep the elbow off of the mat. North-South to Mount Transition 3
With his weight over his opponent’s upper body and his back blocking his opponent’s view, Perry pulls his foot in using his own hand and passes it across his opponent’s stomach to mount. North-South to Mount Transition 4
Notice that he keeps his opponent’s left arm trapped off of the mat throughout the switch to the mount. He is also keeping his opponent’s right arm from being used by locking it away from his body with his right elbow. North-South to Mount Transition 5
Once in the mount, Perry drops his weight over the trapped arm, pinning it to his opponent’s body. His opponent’s flattened position with the arm trapped gives Perry easy access to the right arm. Perry pins the arm to the mat as he begins his American lock. North-South to Mount Transition 6
Once in the mount, Perry drops his weight over the trapped arm, pinning it to his opponent’s body. His opponent’s flattened position with the arm trapped gives Perry easy access to the right arm. Perry pins the arm to the mat as he begins his American lock. North-South to Mount Transition 7

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