Blue Belt Stripe 1: Chapter 2: Side Mount

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Chapter 2 of the Blue Belt Stripe 1 Course features 7 lessons which are broken down into four sections: Side Mount Controls, Side Mount Escapes, Side Mount Submissions, and Side 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 seven 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 (7)

Lesson 10: Control Flow (Ch2.1: Side Mount Controls)

The standard Side Mount control strategies learned in the Gracie Combatives course are fully reliable in situations when you’re trying to control a much stronger street fight opponent. Against an o...

Lesson 11: Knee on Stomach (Ch2.1: Side Mount Controls)

Using the mount or side mount to control an opponent in a crowded area can be dangerous since you don’t know who might kick you in the back of the head. The Knee on Stomach position is a great alt...

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Lesson 12: Bump and Shoot (Ch2.2: Side Mount Escapes)

Usually, a street fight opponent will create space for side mount escapes in their attempts to punch you. A more skilled opponent is primarily concerned with controlling the position, so it is les...

Lesson 13: High-low Guard (Ch2.2: Side Mount Escapes)

The simplest and most reliable side mount escape is the Shrimp Escape. But, sometimes a stronger opponent will control your hips so tightly that even the Bump and Shoot technique will not work. W...

Lesson 14: Americana Armlock (Ch2.3: Side Mount Submissions)

The primary objective from the side mount is to maintain control of your opponent, exhaust their energy, and then transition to the mount position where you can win the fight with ease. When your ...

Lesson 15: Elbow Cup Armbar (Ch2.3: Side Mount Submissions)

If there is one technique that enabled Ryron to keep his brotherly edge over Rener and Ralek during their teenage years, it was the Elbow Cup Armbar. Once he establishes the underhook from the side...

Lesson 16: Safe Hands (Ch2.4: Side Mount Submission Counters)

The best submission counter strategy is to assume a safe defensive position that blunts the opponent’s attacks. In this lesson, we teach you how to position your hands in a way that nullifies all ...