Escaping mount in gi jiu-jitsu is a lot harder when your opponent has a grip that can help them choke you. Because of this, a few basic mount escapes become dangerous for you when your opponent has their hand in your collar. Don’t worry, though — there is a better alternative.
In this Jiu-Jitsu Times exclusive video, Invisible Jiu-Jitsu‘s David Morcegao demonstrates a mount escape that’s perfect to use when your opponent has their hand in your collar. This alternative to giving them the other grip they need to choke you with your own gi isn’t just a great escape — it’ll also keep you from getting tapped out (well, at least this time around). Take a look!