How To Escape the Mount

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 The Mount is one of the most dangerous positions to be in during a fight. When someone is sitting on top of you, pinning you down, they can do a lot of damage to you. So it is extremely important that you have a safe and reliable way to escape. 

Many self defense techniques are done standing up. This is a situation where you didn't intend it to happen, but the attacker took you to the ground and got on top of you. It happens. In fact, 90% of fights end up on the ground. 

When you don't know what to do, you start flailing, and you try to push them off, and you end up exerting and wasting a LOT of energy. This technique that I'm showing you is very energy efficient and based completely on leverage mechanics. 

It does require some practice, and through the practice, you will start acquiring a feel for the technique. It is very common for people to make mistakes, such as dropping their bridge before rolling over, or letting the arm go before rolling over, or stop halfway into the roll. Other mistakes could be forgetting to trap the foot, or trapping both feet, or not grabbing the arm with sufficient conviction. So be sure to be aware of all the details involved. 
Once you start getting a feel for this self defense technique, it is important to continue to practice it, to become smoother and faster with it. It is a basic self defense technique, that is opening the door to a broader principle. There are other situations from the Mount, where you will have to trap the arm in leg in different ways, but the end result is the same - you roll them over!

So this Basic Self Defense escape technique has 3 Steps:
1. Trap the Arm and Foot
2. Bridge and Roll
3. Escape

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