Artemis BJJ (MYGYM Bristol), Open Mat, Bristol, UK - 05/04/2016
Just one beginner showing up today, so I spent today's open mat running through the basics of mount with him. For me, that's maintaining low and high mount, along with the trap and roll escape plus a heel drag. I could also throw the elbow escape in there, but the heel drag is more effective.
For introducing mount to an absolute beginner, I like to run through lots of bridging drills too, which I split into three. You have the straight up and down bridge, which is mainly useful for dislodging submission attempts and getting people to post their arms on the ground. Then there's the angled bridge, mostly used under side control. Finally, you've got the bridging turn to knees, essentially a trap and roll without a person on top.