Here is one of my favorite ways to escape the mount position.
It relies on briefly achieving quarter guard which is essentially the mount position where you have one of his feet trapped between your legs and then transitioning to the deep half guard.
This wouldn’t necessarily be the first escape you would use in an MMA or self defense situation (since it exposes your face to punches) but in a BJJ and/or submission grappling context it works great.
Check it out in the video below…
Just to review the mount escape we covered in the video above, the basic steps of the escape are as follows…
- Achieve quarter guard, either by pushing his knee down or by grasping his thigh and lower pant leg, bridging up, and stuffing his leg between your own legs
- If you have his right foot trapped then insert your own right arm between his legs
- Keeping his foot trapped shuffle your feet around in a circle (counter-clockwise in this example) while stopping him from following you with your right arm
- Achieve the deep half guard.
If you don’t already have a plan for what to do after step 4 then click here for a good introduction to the deep half guard.
This technique has saved my butt on the mats many times and I hope that it works for you too
Good luck with your training,
A Formula for Guard Retention
So The Guard Retention Formula is an instructional that I produced with my friend and super-analytical BJJ black belt Rory Van Vliet.
It’s a step-by-step system for making your guard incredibly difficult to pass. And it comes with a money-back 365 day guarantee if it doesn’t help you.
If you train BJJ then I think this is one of the most directly useful instructionals you can get.