Breaking double underhooks

If your opponent establishes double under-hooks when you're in the top mount position, it limits your ability to strike. You can still drive in some rabbit punches, but the hard downward shots are no longer at your disposal. To break the double under-hooks, you want to arch your back, sit up, and then push your opponent's head down to the mat with one hand. Just make sure you don't sacrifice your base. Once you've created that space, you can once again start doing some damage with strikes.

Hammer Fist Strike

Dropping my weight, I drop a vicious over-the-top elbow to Paco's face.

I replace my right hand with my left hand and continue to drive Paco's head into the mat.

Driving my left hand into Paco's neck, I cock my right arm back.

I cock my right hand back to drop a hammer fist to Beach's face.

Keeping Beach's head pinned to I cock my right hand back to come the mat with my left hand, I drop down with another strike, a hammer fist into his left eye.

I'm in the mount position. Opening my left hand, I drive the 'V' between my thumb and fingers into Beach's neck. To strangle him, I lock my left arm and drive my weight straight down into his neck.

Hammer Fist Strike Arm

Dropping my weight, I throw an over-the-top elbow into Beach's face. The tip of my elbow lands in his left eye.

I draw my right hand back again.

This time I throw a right punch, once again targeting Beach's left eye.

Dropping my weight, I throw an over-the-top elbow into Beach's face. The tip of my elbow lands in his left eye.

I draw my right hand back again.

This time I throw a right punch, once again targeting Beach's left eye.

I cock my right hand back to drop a hammer fist to Beach's face.

Keeping Beach's head pinned to I cock my right hand back to come the mat with my left hand, I drop down with another strike, a hammer fist into his left eye.

striking from neck control

I'm in the mount position. Opening my left hand, I drive the 'V' between my thumb and fingers into Beach's neck. To strangle him, I lock my left arm and drive my weight straight down into his neck.

If your opponent constantly moves his head from side to side, it can be difficult to punch him in the face from the top mount position. In such a scenario, I like to C-cup his neck with one hand and then straighten my arm. In addition to holding his head in place, it also cuts off his air supply. Below I demonstrate how to deliver the hammer fist, the elbow, and the straight right from this position. Although these tend to be the most damaging strikes, you should play around to see what you like best. The main thing you need to focus on when striking from this position is maintaining your base. Your opponent isn't just going to lie there; he is going to snap! You must be ready to counter his scramble by reestablishing the position, transitioning to his back, or locking in a submission.

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