Newer Female Wrestlers, Focus On Mounting Your Opponent To Quickly Submit, photo credit

February 7, 2022,

Most of us want to get to the top.

Whether it’s the corporate ladder, the hiking trail to a panoramic scenic view or the test score ranking to be accepted into an elite university, we want to be at the top.

Female grappling is no different.

You may initiate as much hand fighting as you want and secure the strongest clinches or tighten the fiercest head locks as long as your goal is to maneuver your opponent into a mounted position.

By you.

On top.

In brief, the mount, or mounted position, is a dominant ground grappling position, where one combatant sits on the other combatant’s torso with the face pointing towards the opponent’s head., photo credit

This is a favorable position for the top combatant in several ways.

The top combatant can generate considerable momentum for maneuvering while the bottom combatant is restricted by the ground and by the combatant on top.

In competitive female submission wrestling, the mount places you in position to execute a chin lock, some form of a choke, execute the dreaded school girl pin or hard to escape smother.

Other advantages include various joint locks that can be applied from the top as well.

A mount, which is very high up on the opponent’s chest is referred to as a high mount, and a very low one on the abdomen or even thighs as a low mount.

A high mount can be used to pin one of the opponent’s arms under the knee, so as to prevent her from defending effectively.

This however might increase the risk of the opponent being able to implement the back door escape in which she is able to move under the opponent and escape the mount.

A too low mount on the other hand will result in the opponent being able to sit up, and possibly reverse the position into an open guard with her on top.

There’s more.

Another variation of the mount is the unusual reverse mount, in which the top combatant’s face is towards the legs of the opponent.

This is a very strong position, especially in female submission wrestling where the natural transition is to trap your opponent in a brutal head scissor with your knees trapping and cranking on their face while you control their lower back region which is the center for balance.

From that top reverse mounted position, you can easily slide into a side head scissor and squeeze with impunity.

The mounted position can also be used to transition into various leg locks.

There is also the S-Mount where one knee slides next to the opponent’s head while the other leg is curled under the opponent’s armpit (for the legs to form an S) which adds additional pressure to opponent’s ribcage and can be used to set up more advanced chokes and arm locks.

As you can see, achieving the top mounted position can enable you to orchestrate all types of potential submitting positions and moves., photo credit

Let’s take a closer look at submissions from the mount.

The mounted position is ideal for applying a variety of arm locks.

By trapping the opponent’s arm against the ground, the combatant in mount can easily apply a key lock, known in judo as ude-garami and in BJJ as either Kimura or Americana (lateral key lock). If the bottom combatant attempts to push the top one off by extending one or both arms and pushing, the opponent can transition into a juji-gatame arm bar.

Many chokes, especially collar chokes, are also available from the mounted position.

Other submissions such as the Triangle Choke, Arm Triangle and the Gogoplata can be used from the mount., photo credit

Then there are pins.

In pinning holds, executed from the mount position, the opponent’s arm is pinned against her neck and the head and arm are held tightly. This may result in a potent arm triangle choke.

For you newer female grapplers, hopefully this was helpful.

To round out our discussion on mounts, we have a visiting writer with additional thoughts.

BJJ Gi – The Mount and Back Mount Explained, photo credit

By Shakib M. Nassir

The Mount

First we will explain the mount position in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. The mount is one of the trade mark positions and is known to be the best position in any Brazilian Jiu Jitsu fight. One of the things that makes this the best position is because with minimal effort you are able to control your opponent using your body weight. The guy on the bottom will usually waste all their energy trying to desperately escape this position. Also, in a Mixed Martial Arts fight, with this position you will have optimal leverage to strike your opponent and your opponent will have very little leverage to be able to strike you. Typically, in a Jiu Jitsu match with a BJJ Gi the guy who gets mount goes straight for the collar with one hand and leans his head to the opposite side to start any submission attempts.

To have the full mount position on anyone, your opponent must be flat on his back and you must be right on top of him with your hip on his hip and both of your knees on both sides of his body. You should try to get as high up as possible. If you stay on his hip it will make it easier for him to escape the position with a sweep. Be careful not to go to high because that will make it easier for him to escape as well. I have always been taught that to be able to keep a mount position it is similar to riding a horse or a bull. You must hold on and shift your body weight when needed to stay on as long as possible.

The Back Mount

The back mount is another great position to have your opponent in. Again in this position with minimal effort you can control your opponent. However, with this position you do not have as much leverage in the strikes as the mount. The most common submission from the back is the rear naked choke. In Brazilian Jiu Jitsu with the Gi, typically people will get chocked with their gi lapel. To get the best training of this position, you should train this with your Bjj Gi. Your Bjj Gi will greatly help your technique to this move and will allow you to learn more chokes and submissions from this position.

To keep this position fully you must have both of your hooks in to prevent them from spinning into your guard. You must also remember not to put your hooks in too deep because for brown and black belts you will get your ankle in a vulnerable position for a submission even though you have the dominant position. With your hands you should go for the over-under control and with the hand that is over grab hold of the Bjj Gi lapel on the opposite side. This will give you optimal control, and from here you must try to work your submissions without giving up position.

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