Blue Belt Stripe 3: Chapter 1: Mount

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Chapter 1 of the Blue Belt Stripe 3 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)

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Lesson 1: Modified Mount Control (Ch1.1: Mount Controls)

The Modified Mount Escapes taught in the Blue Belt Stripe 2 course are very effective. To maximize their utility, however, you must understand their weaknesses. We will teach you to counter the esc...

Lesson 2: Hip Thrust Counters (Ch1.1: Mount Controls)

Larger opponents, skilled or unskilled, commonly use the hip thrust mount escape. Your best defense against this powerful technique is to stay low and maintain constant hip pressure. If your oppone...

Lesson 3: Back Door Escape (Ch1.2: Mount Escapes)

The Back Door Escape is one of the most difficult to counter. It’s extremely quick and incredibly powerful. When added to your mount escape arsenal, this technique will make it nearly impossible to...

Lesson 4: Shadow Counters (Ch1.2: Mount Escapes)

It’s extremely demoralizing to be trapped underneath someone with heavy hip pressure and solid Shadow Hooks. We will teach you the three most reliable counters to the Shadow Hooks, starting with th...

Lesson 5: High Mount Armlock Counters (Ch1.3: Mount Submission Counters)

The High Mount Armlock is Ryron’s favorite mount submission. Having dealt with this technique for as long as he could remember, Rener has some very reliable defenses to share. If your “safe hands”...

Lesson 6: Arm Triangle Counters (Ch1.3: Mount Submission Counters)

The Arm Triangle Choke is a very popular no-gi choke that is most often applied during transition. Ideally, elbows positioned safely away from your face will prevent the choke. But, if your oppone...

Lesson 7: Gi Choke Extras (Ch1.4: Mount Submissions)

The gi is a weapon that can be used for or against you. In this lesson, we’ll teach you all the sneaky mounted gi chokes that you wish you would have learned a long time ago, starting with the nut-...

Lesson 8: Neck-Hug Extras (Ch1.4: Mount Submissions)

The Neck-Hug Sequence is Rener’s favorite attack system from the mount. We introduced the basic concepts in BBS1, and then taught you the counters in BBS2. Now it’s time to take the entire system t...

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BBS3 Intro Class

In this intro class to Blue Belt Stripe 3, Ryron and Rener discuss Training Equipment, Recycling, Principle Ownership, and the Helio Gracie Mindset. Everything you need to know to start into BBS3. ...