In the video below I’m going to show you what I think is the most important part to mount bottom survival and escape. If you are doing the things I show in the video you are on your way towards escape. If you aren’t then you are in trouble. It’s as simple as that. The frames I show you are fundamental. This means that everyone has to do them the same way and there is a most efficient and most correct way to do them. The way I will show you is what I consider to be the most efficient and correct.
My coach describes a fundamental as something that everyone has to learn and something that everyone has to do the same way. This is a good measure stick. Jiu Jitsu isn’t like fine art where you know it when you see it but you can’t quite say why it’s good. In Jiu Jitsu there are better and worse ways of doing things and it’s immediately obvious why. That’s the part about it that I like. The immediate feedback mechanism that is sparring is crucial. Through that feedback mechanism and hundreds of live reps I’ve come to believe that this is what you should do with your arms from mount bottom.