The back mount, like many positions, has a ton of details that you kind of pick up on as you progress in BJJ. It’s funny because a lot of these details aren’t taught in classes. Instead, they are often picked up in rolling.
Here is a great instructional I came across from Guerilla BJJ instructor Matt Darcy. He is demonstrating on the Judo and BJJ expert, Dave Camarillo.
Secrets to the Back Mount
- If you are hooking one leg, make sure you have an underhook on the opposite arm. It’s not essential to have both hooks in.
- Watch how he shrugs his body to maintain that chest to back control. Getting too high or too low gives the escapes away.