How To Do Rear Mount

Updated: Aug 11, 2020

Ground Self Defense: Rear Mount


Rear mount gives the fighter the dominant control of the fight.


From this position, it is very hard for the opponent to defend. The fighter places one arm under their opponent’s armpit and the other over their opposite shoulder. The fighter clasps their hands using the opposing thumb grip.

Rear mount gives the fighter the dominant control of the fight. -AxxNox
Rear mount gives the fighter the dominant control of the fight. -AxxNox

Fighter keeps head tucked to avoid head butts. Fighter wraps both their legs around their opponent, with their heels “hooked” inside their legs.

The fighter clasps their hands using the opposing thumb grip. -AxxNox
The fighter clasps their hands using the opposing thumb grip. -AxxNox

Important: Crossing feet in rear mount provides experienced opponents an opportunity for an ankle break.


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