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Gain the Back Mount

Attacks from the Mount Advanced Ground Fighting Techniques


After the mount has been achieved, there are many options on how to attack. The first is to throw punches into the enemy’s face and force him to turn over, giving up his back. If he does not turn over he will most likely give an opening, making the following attacks easier.

Triple Attack. When the enemy tries to escape the mount using the trap and roll technique, he can be moved into the position shown by sliding the trapped foot forward and lifting on the enemy’s opposite shoulder. This position presents several attack opportunities.

Gain the Back Mount. If the enemy defends both the choke and the arm bar, you still have another option.

(a) Step 1. Push the enemy toward his stomach with chest pressure, and at the same time bring your foot close to the enemy’s back.

Gain the back mount, step 1

(b) Step 2. Sit back, pulling the enemy on top of you, ensuring you give yourself room to swing your foot around to sink in your hook. You will finish in the back mount.

Gain the back mount, step 2

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