Inside the University 357 - Escaping the Technical Mount

Inside the University 357 - Escaping the Technical Mount

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Coming back to his first point, Saulo emphasizes the importance of keeping your elbow attached to your body and using it to block your opponent's hips, and keeping your bottom leg glued to the mat while he's mounted on you. Now when your opponent switches to technical mount and tries to put the pressure on you, bridge to bump him forward, rather than to the side. Now you can hip escape to create the space needed to replace the guard.


Inside the University 356 - Switching Your Hips when Escaping the Mount

Inside the University 356 - Switching Your Hips when Escaping the Mount

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Breaking down the mount escape further, Saulo shows the key details in switching your hips from one side to the other. His initial hip escape is generated by pushing off his top foot to back away from his opponent. After creating some space, he pushes hard off his bottom foot, and quickly swings his body so his hips are facing the other side. Now he is in position to replace his guard.

Inside the University 355 - Principles of Escaping the Mount

Inside the University 355 - Principles of Escaping the Mount

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Saulo breaks down the key points in surviving and escaping the mount. His first reaction is to get on his side and keep his elbows attached to his body. His bottom leg stays glued to the mat and his top leg keeps his foot on its side to push off the mat. In this position, he is in survival mode and safe from danger. To escape, he uses his top leg foot to push off and make a little bridge, before escaping his hips to replace the guard.

Dominyka Obeylenyte Series 8 - Mount Escape

Dominyka Obeylenyte Series 8 - Mount Escape

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Dominyka shows her favorite mount escape, which is especially good for people with long legs. First she bumps her opponent forward by hitting her in the butt with her knee. Then she cups both armpits and rocks her hips off the mat so she can put her feet in the armpits. Now she pushes her opponent off with her feet, and does a back roll to escape. She ends up a kind of reverse mount position, where there will be a scramble for a better position.

Xande's Defensive Series 8 - Escaping the Technical Mount

Xande's Defensive Series 8 - Escaping the Technical Mount

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Xande goes for the hip block mount escape, but now his opponent reacts by switching to the technical mount. Xande's immediate reaction is to turn away and use his elbow to block his opponent's thigh. Now he brings his leg to bump his opponent and open space for him to slide his knee underneath the leg. From here, Xande has a few options to replace the guard, depending on how his opponent reacts.

Xande's Defensive Series 7 - Grapevine Mount Escape

Xande's Defensive Series 7 - Grapevine Mount Escape

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Xande now talks about when your opponent uses the grapevine while mounting you, which happens when he drops all his weight in his hips and ties up your legs with his feet. The overall process is the same as the hip block escape, but he must address the grapevine. His first step is to bump his hips and get his frame in place on his opponent's hip. Now he can clear his legs of the grapevine by stretching one leg, bringing it around and using it to push his opponent's other hook off him. Now he can finish escaping the mount as shown before.

Xande's Defensive Series 6 - Hip Block Mount Escape

Xande's Defensive Series 6 - Hip Block Mount Escape

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Xande now begins the mount escape series with the hip block mount escape. First he makes a frame on his opponent's hip, and straightens his own leg on that same side, while turning just a bit on to his hip. Now he bumps with his hips and slides his leg underneath to trap his opponent's leg. Then he can turn back into his opponent and work to replace the guard.

Breno Sivak Basics Series 7 - Mount Defense and Escape

Breno Sivak Basics Series 7 - Mount Defense and Escape

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Breno shows some basic concepts to protect yourself while mounted and how to use your hips to defend against attacks. He emphasizes the importance of not allowing your opponent to have a grip and shows how to execute a proper upa mount escape.

Inside The University 198 - Upa Mount Escape

Inside The University 198 - Upa Mount Escape

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Xande goes over the basic upa mount escape, and focuses on some details that many Jiu-Jitsu practitioners sometimes forget.

Vini Aieta Basics Series 13 - Hip Bump Mount Escape in a Self Defense Situation

Vini Aieta Basics Series 13 - Hip Bump Mount Escape in a Self Defense Situation

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Vini teaches how to protect yourself from punches when mounted in a self defense situation, and then roll to the top position using the hip bump technique.

Vini Aieta Basics Series 2 - Hip Bump Mount Escape with One Arm Trapped

Vini Aieta Basics Series 2 - Hip Bump Mount Escape with One Arm Trapped

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Vini begins the series with an essential mount escape by using a series of two hip bumps and one trapped arm to roll your opponent off the mount. It is often overlooked that a hip bump escape should first be initiated with an initial bump upwards to compromise your opponent's base before making a lateral movement to finish the escape.

Inside the University 149 Part 4 - Knee Elbow Mount Escape against Technical Mount

Inside the University 149 Part 4 - Knee Elbow Mount Escape against Technical Mount

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Xande covers the details on how to escape the technical mount using the knee elbow escape.

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