Hey Southern Soul Academy! Today, let’s dive into the world of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu with a focus on a super useful skill: the back escape. Picture this as your friendly neighborhood guide to slipping out of those tricky situations and turning the tables on your opponent.

Step 1: Stay Calm, Stay Cool

When you find yourself in a back-mount situation, the first thing to remember is to keep that composure. Take a deep breath, focus on staying relaxed, and don’t let the pressure get to you. We’re all about that Zen mindset, right?

Step 2: Hand Fighting Magic

Here’s where the magic begins. Engage in some hand fighting to control your opponent’s grips. Peel those hands away from your collar and make sure they can’t establish a solid hold. Your hands are your first line of defense!

Step 3: Hip Movement is Key

Start working those hips! Begin to move your hips to the side, creating a bit of space between you and your opponent. The idea here is to disrupt their alignment and make it harder for them to maintain control.

Step 4: Hook and Roll

Now, let’s talk hooks. Use one of your arms to hook one of your opponent’s legs. This disrupts their balance, setting the stage for a smooth roll. As you do this, turn into the direction of the hooked leg, using it as a pivot point.

Step 5: Technical Stand-Up

As you complete the roll, transition seamlessly into a technical stand-up. This not only gets you out of a sticky situation but also puts you in a position of control. Remember, it’s not just about escaping; it’s about taking charge!

Step 6: Control and Assess

You did it! You’ve escaped the back mount. Now, maintain control. Be ready to assess the situation, whether you’re looking to counter-attack or reset the pace. It’s your world now; they’re just rolling in it.

The Southern Soul Touch

At Southern Soul Academy, we know that every move on the mat is more than just technique; it’s a reflection of our community spirit. The beauty of BJJ lies not only in the physical prowess but also in the mental fortitude and the camaraderie that we foster.

So, next time you’re on the mat working on your back escape, remember the Southern Soul way – stay calm, engage with your training partners, and share the love for the art. After all, it’s not just about the technique; it’s about the bonds we build and the victories we celebrate together.

Keep rolling, keep smiling, and let’s continue building our BJJ family, one escape at a time! Oss!