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
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 mount is not supercritical.
- Head positioning from the bottom is not super important either. Try to not let your opponent get an arm under your head.
- 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
- You should have your feet together for the most part working as one unit. Trying to pummel inside their feet.