Mount to Back

Tony rolls all the way over to his belly. To secure his back, I reach my right arm underneath his right arm, latch onto his right wrist with my right hand, and hook my right leg underneath his right leg to secure my second hook.

When you're in the mount throwing all kinds of downward strikes at your opponent's face, it's pretty much a guarantee that he will do everything in his power to escape. A common reaction is that your opponent will roll over onto his stomach to avoid getting hit, in which case you must float on top of him as he rolls underneath you so you can take his back. This requires a lot of sensitivity on your part, and that sensitivity can only come about through hundreds of hours of training. Not having this sensitivity is the reason why a lot of fighters get rolled and lose the mount position. They get so locked into striking that they forget about maintaining their position, and positioning should always be your top priority. When your opponent rolls, forget about strikes for a few seconds, take a portion of your weight off of him so he can roll over to his belly, and then claim his back and start attacking him again with submissions or strikes. If he decides to roll back into you, float on top of him again and reclaim the mount.

Not wanting to take more abuse, Tony begins rolling over to his right side. I allow him to roll by slightly lifting my hips off of his body.

I'm postured up in the mount with my right arm cocked back.

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