Beginning Brazilian Jiu Jitsu – Back Mount

    Published: 06-16-2009
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    Martial artist Jeremy Lafreniere demonstrates the back mount for beginning Brazilian jiu jitsu.

    Jeremy Lafreniere

    Jeremy Lafreniere is the owner of Capital Jiu-Jitsu, a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Muay Thai Kickboxing and MMA company with several schools in the Northern Virginia, Washington DC and Southern Maryland area. He is a student of the legendary Royce Gracie, and has managed to attract to him a number of amateur and professional coaches and fighters. In addition to running Capital Jiu-Jitsu, Jeremy teaches regular group and private classes at several of the Capital Jiu-Jitsu locations.

    Jeremy Lafreniere: This is Jeremy Lafreniere with Capital Jiu-Jitsu.

    Stuart and I have now switched positions.

    I am going to talk about some of the common things that will happen if I am striking my opponent. The opponent will often times try to get away. Now, it is going to be very difficult for him to push me off of him because I am on top of him, my weight is centered on him, so as he is trying to push me off, you can also see how my hands can reach his face, but his hands cannot reach mine. I have reached on my side; my hips are on top of his right now.

    So, he is going to quickly find that this is not going to work. What will work is him turning away from me. When he turns away from me though, I want to stick to him, as he goes up to his elbows and his knees, I put my hooks in.

    Now, lets get a different angle here, so you can see what I mean, when I say, put my hooks in.

    This is the back mount position we talked in the earliest clip about how this is the king of positions here. My hooks are my feet and they are wrapped on the inside of his thighs. When I get my feet here and I put my hands under his armpits grabbing his collar or his shoulders, it makes it very difficult for him to escape this position. If he rolls back up to his knees, you can see how I can stick to him. If he rolls back down, again, the whole time I am like glue against Stuart. The only thing you want to avoid is crossing your feet. You might think that you can be tighter against your partner if you cross your feet, but there are submission opportunities for him if my feet are crossed. So, keep your feet separated and against his thighs. Its very important to use your hooks when you achieve the back mount.

    Thats the end of this discussion.