Starting Position for Mount Escapes

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  1. John W March 9, 2017 at 4:31 pm

    Henry, what’s the best way to escape if the guy that is mounted has his feet close to your butt and feet crossed? I think was also applying hip pressure as well. I had a black belt do this to me and I couldn’t escape lol.

  2. Shabe G September 1, 2017 at 8:14 am

    Using your arms to wiggle up from high mount, are you not perfectly opening yourself up for a kimura?

    • Henry A September 15, 2017 at 8:20 pm

      Kimura is difficult to do from mount, I think you must mean americana, but if you glue your elbows to the ground they cannot slide their arm underneath to apply it, also a quick bump of the hips to the side they are attacking disrupts the attack pretty well too

  3. seph l September 22, 2017 at 11:20 am

    I noticed in the description you mention a cross collar defense but don’t show one in the video, any possibility of getting that on film?

    • Henry A October 26, 2017 at 7:03 pm

      I use well timed hip bumps when they try to put the hand into the collar, they either base out or fall over

  4. zamy y December 24, 2017 at 2:31 am

    Hi herny, tow point:

    – you said: “So anytime my opponent goes for the cross collar choke I pluck the wrist away from the neck end get my elbow back down on the ground to prevent the armlock.” but video don’t show it. Could you make a video on it please?

    – And when the opponant grab the head with both hand, he can base whit his feet when we bridge, and we we exhausted hour self…

    Sorry for my english

  5. Justin G September 8, 2018 at 9:58 pm

    I appreciate the concepts in this video, however, I’m wondering how this would transfer to a street fight. It seems like you’re vulnerable to strikes when you turn on your side to initiate the elbow escape. How does one protect him/herself to prevent taking a punch to the face?

    • Henry A October 1, 2018 at 6:48 pm

      When doing an elbow escape in the context of a street fight you need to bump your hips first which does two things, puts their hands on the ground and makes their knees light so that its easy to slide your leg underneath. If you watch MMA, the elbow escape is the more frequent escape used. In order to be effective with your bump you need to keep their hips over your hips

  6. Han H October 14, 2018 at 8:05 am

    Hi Henry,

    You mentioned the defence for the Collar Choke from mount bottom. Is that the same concept you use for an opponent who is attempting to do an Ezekiel Choke? I’ve had great success using your concepts for escaping mount bottom with the Collar Choke but with the Ezekiel Choke I am only half successful. Thanks

  7. Victor B October 21, 2019 at 1:19 pm

    Thank you Henry for exploring the mount escape when someone holds the head. We have a brown belt at our academy who loves using that technique for maintaining the mount

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