Hey there, Southern Soul Academy community! This week, we’ll be jumping into a highly dominant position —the Mount position. For many, this is their goal of the match. The Mount position is not just a technique; it’s a cornerstone of BJJ, emphasizing control, technique, and patience.

Understanding the Mount Position

In the world of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, achieving the Mount position means you’re on top of your opponent, sitting on their torso with your knees around their hips. It’s not just about physical dominance; it’s a chess game where every move counts. From here, you have the upper hand, and your opponent is in a vulnerable spot, making it a pivotal moment in any match.

Control and Patience: The Keys to Success

One of the beauties of the Mount position is the level of control it offers. Your weight is distributed strategically, making it challenging for your opponent to escape. But control is not just physical; it’s mental too. Patience becomes your greatest ally. Waiting for the right moment to strike or transition can be the difference between a successful technique and a missed opportunity.

Techniques from the Mount

From the Mount position, a world of techniques opens up. Let’s talk about some powerful submissions you can execute from this advantageous position:
1.  Armbar:
Begin by controlling your opponent’s arms, then transition into the armbar by isolating one arm and applying pressure, forcing your opponent to submit or risk injury.
2.  Ezekiel Choke:
Utilize your gi to your advantage. With proper grips, apply pressure to your opponent’s neck, cutting off their air supply and forcing them to tap out.
3.  Cross Collar Choke:
Grab your opponent’s collar with both hands, one palm up and one palm down. Apply pressure, closing off their airway and creating a submission opportunity.
4.  Mounted Triangle Choke:
Transition your legs into a triangle position around your opponent’s head and arm. Apply pressure, cutting off blood flow to their brain and forcing them to submit.

The Mount Position and Community

At Southern Soul Academy, we understand the importance of community in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. Just like in the Mount position, where control, patience, and technique are crucial, our community thrives on support, understanding, and learning together. We help each other grow, both on and off the mats.
So, next time you find yourself in the Mount position, remember the lessons it teaches us—control, patience, and technique. Apply these principles not just in your training, but in your interactions with others. Together, we can continue to build a strong, supportive community, both on and off the mats.
Keep rolling, Southern Soul family! We’re in this journey together, and with every technique learned and every helping hand extended, we grow stronger as a community.
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