Henry Akins Shows How To Transition To Mount From Half Guard

Most Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu athletes and coaches would argue that the most dominant position in Jiu-Jitsu is the back control. And that, subsequently, the most dominant submission is the Rear Naked Choke… Except Roger Gracie.

For Roger, the most dominant submission is the Cross Collar Choke from the Mount. And it’s superior to the Rear Naked Choke.
Why? He explained in a recent Lex Fridman Podcast episode:

Because, the Cross Collar Choke from the Mount, the moment you put both hands on my neck… Your arms need to be very close to your body to attack. And that means that there’s very little space between us.
So, that means that there’s very little space for you to work on your escape.

And the moment you cannot bridge – supposing that the person has a good Mount, so you cannot bridge him off… What else are you gonna do?
You don’t have space to work on your defense.

So you’re in top Half Guard and you want to transition to Mount. How should you go about it?
Well, here are some outstanding details to getting it done!

Henry Akins demonstrates them on the video below (cue the “elbow to the face” detail especially):

Learn from the best with Henry Akins, a black belt under the legendary Rickson Gracie, as he shares his invaluable insights and techniques for dominating your opponents in the most technical way.

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