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Position Description

This is a standard position in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu where you are sitting on your opponent. Your knees are on each side of their hips.

Why would I end up here?

Normally this comes off of passing a guard. So maybe you did a takedown and ended up in some sort of top guard position then passed the legs to get to mount.

This is a great position in the Sport of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu you would normally get the maximum points of 4 for this position. The only other better position is the Back. So you should only transition from mount to the back. Everything else is considered losing position.

What are my techniques from here?

Americana from Mount

Hip Escape from Mount

What should I be thinking when I have someone Mounted?

Be ready to Base

Realize which mount variation you are using and stick to those concepts

Don’t allow your opponent to create frames or structure on you

Keep their arms away from their chest

If opponent brings their feet inside your chest pummel and walk back

What should I be thinking when someone has me mounted?

Create a frame on your opponent

Keep your hips moving

Move to the non-weight bearing side

Keep your arms tight

What is the additional information I might need?

Head Positioning

From Top

  • Head positioning from top mount is not supercritical.

From Bottom

  • Head positioning from the bottom is not super important either. Try to not let your opponent get an arm under your head.

Leg Positioning

From Top

  • Depending on the mount your knees will be wide or slightly more narrow but for the most part, knees wide
  • Your feet should be inside their legs under their butt

From Bottom

  • You should have your feet together for the most part working as one unit. Trying to pummel inside their feet.