The keylock or Americana is a great shoulder lock and works very well from the mount. Some people get thrown off when doing it or battle to finish on stronger opponents. This is really just a technique issue and in this video by James Terlecki and Tony Ciccone from Next Level Martial Arts, we learn how to maintain balance and increase leverage to get the Americana from Mount locked down and ensure that we get the tap.
The armbar from mount is a very interesting submission. Why is this? Well you’re already in a dominant position. If you just sit there and maintain it in a sports Jiu-Jitsu match, then you’ll win on points. If it’s MMA, you can use strikes to finish and because of this many people won’t use the armbar from mount because of the risk of losing the top position by being rolled over and losing the armbar.
Another thing that happens is when your opponent is really strong and you end up in a frustrating stalemate where he won’t release his arm and you can’t hyper extend it. If these issues have been plagueing your BJJ game and holding you back, then worry no more because in this Draculino team TX video, by 5th degree Blackbelt Draculino, you will learn how to keep your balance and generate powerful leverage to control and finish the armbar from the mounted position.
Do you battle to finish the fight from mount? Sometimes people get the mounted position and know that the Triangle choke is available but things go wrong on the setup and you wind up on your back with your opponent passing your guard. That’s so frustrating but it doesn’t have to be this way.
In this video, Ryron and Rener Gracie demonstrate variations and preferences for setting up the triangle choke from mount. Once you get these techniques and principles right, your mounted triangle will be rock solid.
This video by Rylan Lizares of Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Hawaii shows a very interesting Kimura finish from a mounted position that uses a different grip to finish and a setup that pushes your opponent into your submission by really forcing him to defend chokes etc so that he gives up the arm.
The Ezekiel choke was one of the first submissions ever seen in the UFC. I use it all the time with great success. It allows you to use your own gi as a weapon and often leads to a quick tap out. Overall it’s a highly effective submission. Check out this video by Jeremy Arel at Great Grappling.