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Escape the Mount, Trap, and Roll

Body Positioning Moves Basic Ground Fighting Techniques

Escape the Mount, Trap, and Roll. This move starts with the fighter on his back and the enemy mounted on his chest.

(1) Step 1. Using both hands the fighter secures one of the enemy’s arms and places his foot over the same side foot of the enemy, keeping his elbows tucked in as much as possible.

Escape the mount, trap, and roll, step 1.

(2) Step 2. The fighter now lifts the enemy straight up with his hips and, because the enemy has neither a hand nor a foot to stop him, he will topple over.

Escape the mount, trap, and roll, step 2.

(3) Step 3. As the enemy begins to fall, the fighter turns over, ending within the enemy’s guard.

Escape the mount, trap, and roll, step 3.

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