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12 October 2018

12/10/2018 - Teaching | Mount | Tech mount to the back

Teaching #804
Artemis BJJ (MYGYM Bristol), Can Sönmez, Bristol, UK - 12/10/2018

Technical mount is useful for maintaining your mount, as per the drill we regularly do where you pull the elbow back up. It also enables you to take the back, with Galvao's method. If you have a collar grip, you can pull them up enough to jam your knee under their shoulder. Use that to get them onto their side. You can now drop back from technical mount, rolling them over the knee you've just stuck under the shoulder, near their head. The foot you had by their hip becomes your first hook, so you just need to bring the second hook over. Cut your knee underneath them to help facilitate that back position. There are a bunch of chokes you can do from there too, as per the below vid, but the back take is the most straight forward option.

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The same kind of motion that you use to initially take the back works well as a method of retaking the back too if you lose one hook, so it has some versatility. In the context of retaking the back, the time to use this is before they get their shoulders to the mat. They've managed to clear one of your hooks and started bringing their hips over. Before they can get their shoulders to the mat, press your chest into their shoulder and roll them onto their side, in the direction they were escaping. You'll probably need to balance on your shoulder and head to get into the right position.

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As they have cleared one of your legs, you should be able to then slide that knee behind their head (you might need to post on an arm, but see if you can do it without releasing your seatbelt grip). Sit back and roll them over your knee, then re-establish your second hook. You can keep doing that from side to side as a drill. There's also a handy kimura grip you can use to help secure your technical mount, either to move into the back take or progress to a variety of technical mount attacks.

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Teaching Notes: Small class, ran through the usual stuff on back takes. Cut under with leg, not too low or it will be hard to roll them over it. Getting that seat belt. Also, you don't need to bring your other leg over, it's already in place for the back. A few people were sticking their leg across, which would make sense for a body triangle, but not needed for standard back control.

I also briefly showed recovering the back when you lose it, plus the single hook. Is that too much? I think it's probably ok. I didn't show the back take from super high mount, not entirely sure if it quite fits here. Best to think of typical follow ups, what flows together.

Vids for this one, sorted. No need to update. ;)

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