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02 April 2015

02/04/2015 - Teaching | Mount | Maintaining Low Mount

Teaching #303
Artemis BJJ (PHNX Fitness), Can Sönmez, Bristol, UK - 02/04/2015

Tonight was a repeat of yesterday, except that due to the small numbers and longer time span, I went through a few more techniques too. Thursday is frequently a repeat of Wednesday, so rather than just copy and pasting the technique part, I'll simply write up some quick notes.

In addition to the low mount, I then tried teaching that progression I was talking about yesterday, starting with the ezequiel. It's the main choke from the low mount, though being on the receiving end, drilling it you have to be careful you're not just jamming a hand into their throat. That's certainly something worth emphasising to people when drilling: do it slowly, get the placement right, then try and put it on. Otherwise, sore throats, which doesn't do anybody any good. ;)

That shifts nicely into getting them to raise their elbow for high mount, where you can then talk a bit about the different ways to shift up into the high mount. The main ones are grabbing the top of the head to help pull you up, elbows on top of their shoulders, or that cool trick from Dónal about pushing their shoulders with your hands and stiff arms. I didn't go into all the details about high mount, as that really needs a whole class. Nevertheless, it was useful to see how the teaching progression from low mount to ezequiel to high mount could work. :)

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