Gettiing the Elbows Down to the Gound When Mounted – Starting Position for Mount Q&A

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  1. Keegan Y July 16, 2017 at 2:44 pm

    Great detail about keeping the elbows down to the ground, even if they have a high Mount while you wiggle to put them back in low Mount! I was taught to sort of “downwards elbow” the thighs to reclaim the low mount position, but your point about the danger of them attacking the arm is a good one.

    What about striking though? I know you always emphasize that Jiu-Jitsu should work from a self defense/Vale Tudo/MMA perspective and not just a sport Jiu-Jitsu/submission grappling perspective. But if they can grab your collar, what is stopping them from dropping a hard forearm/elbow, or gouging/raking your eyes?

    Having done quite a bit of ground fighting training on pavement, gravel, and other “unforgiving” surfaces, I would be very concerned about getting my head smashed against the ground from there. Would be interested to see how you deal with striking and/or attacks to your eyes/face from there.

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