Escapes are so important. You can be a great Jiu-Jitsu player but if you don’t know how to escape, then you will be submitted all the time. Learn to escape well and you’ll be able to try new things and grow and learn without fear.
There’s got to be no more effective control position for BJJ and MMA than back control. It’s total positional dominance. As such, if you’re a BJJ competitor, it’s critical to know how to escape the back mount before your opponent can get you with a submission. It will be incredibly frustrating for your opponents and great for you.
Its always great to have a very versatile escape. Because if you know it works in most situations, you can really work at it and make that part of your game unstoppable. Imagine how relaxed you’d feel with a seriously high percentage back escape. It means you can really roll and experiment without worrying about being controlled from the back. Check out this back escape by Daniel Faggella of MicroBJJ to really make your back mount escape to the next level.
The mounted position is an extremely dominant position in BJJ and is even more powerful in MMA. Having lost one of my first MMA fights by not quickly escaping the mount, I can vouch for the fact that it is crucial to be able to effectively and efficiently escape the mount. This video by world renowned BJJ coach Roy Dean, will show you 5 great mount escapes that will give you the options you need.
There’s nothing as frustrating and claustrophobic as being trapped in someones side control and feeling like you can’t move, you’re being crushed and there’s nothing to do but be submitted. This video will show you how to take control of the situation by not only escaping but escaping to a dominant position. It’s a critical skill for everyone but particularly for people that are small and can’t afford to be lying in side control, getting squished by a larger opponent. Who better to teach us how to escape the side mount than the small but brilliant instructor of MicroBJJ, Dan Faggella.