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Rear Mount Escapes - Martial Arts Grappling Technique
The rear mount is a very important grappling position because it allows martial arts students to more effectively employ submission techniques and/or hit an opponent with punches and elbow strikes. According to US Army Combatives, a rear mount "gives the fighter the best control of the fight. From this position it is very difficult for the enemy to either defend himself or counterattack". Therefore, you must practice rear mount escapes because your opponent will be actively seeking to gain a rear mount position against you.
Given the dominance of the rear mount position, it is difficult to escape. However, there are a number of possible rear mount escapes. Nevertheless, in order to be effective against such a dominant position, rear mount escapes must be practiced frequently and under different scenarios.
According to US Army Combatives, the following is a basic rear mount escape:
All grappling techniques are potentially dangerous and should only be practiced under the supervision of a trained martial arts instructor. For more techniques, please visit the main Grappling Techniques section.
Instructional Video for Rear Mount Escapes
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