Blue Belt Stripe 2: Chapter 5: Back Mount

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Chapter 5 of the Blue Belt Stripe 2 Course features six lessons which are broken down into three sections: Back Mount Controls, Back Mount Submissions and Back Mount Submission Counters. It is essential that you complete the lessons in the prescribed sequence or else you will have difficulty executing the Rapid Mastery Drills and the Focus Sparring Exercises featured at the end of each lesson. Once you complete all six lessons, it is highly recommended that you start over and cycle through them at least two more times before moving on to the next chapter. To get total access to this chapter and all other Gracie University courses, including bonus Gracie Breakdowns and Narrated Sparring Videos, click here to start your 5-day Free Trial!


Chapter Lessons (6)

Lesson 35: Turtle Control (Ch5.1: Back Mount Controls)

Neutralizing takedowns and preventing side mount escapes will commonly place you in the top of the turtle position. In this lesson, we will teach you how to make the most of the top turtle opportun...

Lesson 36: Modified Back Mount (Ch5.1: Back Mount Controls)

Getting the back is one thing, keeping it is another. The most common back mount escape strategy you will encounter occurs when your opponent attempts to kill your bottom hook and get their hips to...

Lesson 37: Reverse Triangle (Ch5.2: Back Mount Submissions)

The triple threat position in the BBS1 course taught you how to attack the arm and the neck simultaneously in a powerful weak side attack combination. In this lesson, you will learn the third of th...

Lesson 38: Clock Choke (Ch5.2: Back Mount Submissions)

The clock choke is a powerful gi choke from the turtle position. This choke is most effective when used in combination with the turtle control strategies you learned in Lesson 35 as the fear of tip...

Lesson 39: Lapel Chokes (Ch5.3: Back Mount Submission Counters)

Having someone on your back is one of the worst places you can be in a fight. Now that you are very familiar with several back mount submissions, it’s time to improve your submission counters. In t...

Lesson 40: Turtle Escapes (Ch5.3: Back Mount Submission Counters)

We’ve already discussed the dangers of relying on the turtle position in a street fight. Still, you could find yourself in the turtle after a failed takedown or side mount escape at which point y...