Blue Belt Stripe 4: Chapter 1: Mount

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Chapter 1 of the Blue Belt Stripe 4 Course features eight lessons which are broken down into four sections: Mount Controls, Mount Escapes, Mount Submission Counters, and Mount Submissions. 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 eight 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 (9)

Lesson 1: Back Door Control (1.1: Mount Controls)

Against an unsuspecting opponent, the Back Door Escape is almost 100% effective. In this lesson, we will teach you how to position your hands and body to counter the escape. Then, we will teach you...

Lesson 2: Heel Drag Counters (1.1 Mount Controls)

The Heel Drag is one of the sneakiest and difficult mount escapes to prevent. Once used to establish the quarter guard, it is extremely difficult to free your foot and regain the mount. In this les...

Lesson 3: Forced Heel Drag (1.2 Mount Escapes)

Against a seasoned grappler, the elbow escape and trap and roll can be extremely difficult. Now that you’ve learned how to counter the basic heel drag, we will teach you how to use advanced v...

Lesson 4: Pressure Prevention (1.2 Mount Escapes)

Half of escaping the mount is selecting the right technique; the other half is creating escape opportunities by forcing the top person to adjust their position. In this lesson, we will teach you ho...

Lesson 5: Gi Choke Counters (1.3 Mount Submission Counters)

You’ve already learned how to defend the basic cross chokes from the mount, and now it’s time to counter the gi choke extras. Unlike the cross chokes in which one system of defense neut...

Lesson 6: Emergency Escapes (1.3 Mount Submission Counters)

Grandmaster Helio always said, “Don’t defend against the submission, defend against the preparation for the submission.” Regardless of your position, the deeper the submission, th...

Lesson 7: Lapel Choke Series (1.4 Mount Submissions)

The gi is a weapon that can be used for or against you. In this lesson, we’ll teach you even more uses for the gi you’ve been wearing for years. The lapel choke series adds yet another ...

Lesson 8: Triangle Choke (1.4 Mount Submissions)

You can apply the triangle choke from virtually every position in the fight. In this lesson, we discuss the triangle from the mount position. Although flashy, it’s one of the most effective s...

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BBS4 Intro Class

In this intro class to Blue Belt Stripe 4, Ryron and Rener discuss Recycling. Everything you need to know to start into BBS4. Once you watch the intro, it's time to get ready for Lesson 1 - Back Do...