One of the advantages of belonging to such a friendly BJJ gym is that we all get along really well and when someone asks something after the sessions, be it a submission or as in this case an escape, we are all more than happy to work on it with them.
After last night's BJJ-advanced session, Zhubeen asked for some advice on mount escapes, especially escaping the seated (aka technical) mount.
I didn't know whether he was familiar with the way Saulo shows it in Jiu Jitsu University (involving sitting up and pushing them where they have no base) so I showed him that first but, while he really liked it, he quickly asked "that's great but what if they resist the push?"
That's when my usual mantra of the past 2 years came out: if you can move them with your technique then move them. If you can't then they usually provide you with a solid structure which you can move your own body around. This is something that has served me well as a mindset (both on and off the mat) and I thought if I put it on a short clip it might help or inspire some other Part Time Grappler out there.
Thanks to Zhubeen and Simon for their help.
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