Blue Belt Stripe 1: Chapter 5: Back Mount

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Chapter 5 of the Blue Belt Stripe 1 Course features 6 lessons. 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 36: Crossover Control (Ch5.1: Back Mount Controls)

The back mount is arguably the best place to be in a fight. You have a variety of submission opportunities and your opponent can do little, if anything, to harm you. The most important thing, howev...

Lesson 37: Triple Threat (Ch5.1: Back Mount Controls)

Getting the back is one thing; closing the deal is another. In a street fight, the only submission you really need is the Rear Naked Choke. If, however, you find yourself on the back of a skilled o...

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

From the back mount, the most important thing, aside from maintaining control, is to become very proficient at attacking your opponent’s neck. In this lesson we will explore several additional det...

Lesson 39: Double Threat (Ch5.2: Back Mount Submissions )

Now that you are proficient at attacking your opponent’s neck, you are ready to begin creating combinations of attack. The most fundamental and reliable combination is the Double Attack that includ...

Lesson 40: Early Escape (Ch5.3: Back Mount Submission Counters)

This is the original back mount defensive strategy of Gracie Jiu-Jitsu. Not only will it save your neck when you’re caught in a tight spot, but it will teach you the principles that govern virtuall...

Lesson 41: Frame Escape (Ch5.3: Back Mount Submission Counters)

The Early Escape is the foundational back mount escape strategy. If your opponent is able to establish the over-under control from the back, however, they might be able to prevent your immediate es...