SUBMISSION from mount without the gi

SUBMISSION from mount without the gi is often a very different position from HOLDING the mount: Normally when we aim to hold a tight mount we stay roughly aligned with our opponents centerline with our hips over his hips. However, when it’s time to enter into mounted arm bars and triangles we have to climb up high to the shoulders and pivot ninety degrees while totally changing our leg placement (often referred to as S mount). This angle and position allows you full use of your hands to pull and manipulate and the legs and hips to wedge your opponent and prevent defensive movement. This requires some balancing on your part, since you have less base under you, but as they say – nothing risked, nothing gained. Here, Gordon Ryan, master of the mounted position goes to work with hands, hips, legs and angle – you know already what the outcome will be

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