Escaping the mount is no small task, the person on top not only has the most dominant pin, they also have a myriad of submission options available to them. The best escape is not simply one that allows the bottom player to progress to an improved position – a great escape keeps you shielded from submissions and requires the least amount of effort to perform. The foot drag is a near perfect escape. Executing the maneuver properly leaves practically no openings and the technique is not physically exhausting to perform.
The armbar from mount is a classic Brazilian Jiu-jitsu technique, however the major problem is that the bottom player is aware the attack is coming prompting them to defend and tie their arms in knots. The key to overcoming this situation is disguising your intentions and quickly switching arms. The “Fake out armbar” uses your opponent’s defense against them, by building a better mousetrap we secure higher percentage finishes. A hallmark Poughkeepsie Brazilian Jiu-jitsu technique, Precision MMA coach Brain McLaughlin breaks down one of his favorite attacks from the top.