“Heel Twist Mount Escape”

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I watched an interesting video clip on how to escape when mounted. The guys on the clip state it’s a technique that can be used if the traditional escapes fail.

I like to introduce unique techniques to my game because of the shock value. I find that you gain valuable time to pull off some of these moves because of the split second delay that occurs when your opponent realizes that you are trying something different. Time that can be used for a reversal, to gain positional dominance or a submission.


6 thoughts on ““Heel Twist Mount Escape”

    Brian Yamasaki said:
    March 4, 2008 at 5:19 pm

    Thanks for posting this. It’s a pretty sketchy move for sure, and again, something that I always leave as a last resort. However, I do tend to have greater success with it when combined with other techniques (as is the case with any technique flow).

    I find this particular technique mixes well with the traditional elbow to knee (hipscape, shrimp) escape series (basic, foot drag, foot lift) as well as with this cool little trick shown by Roy Harris: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s25tU6dF0q4&feature=related

    Roy, also shows the mechanics for the foot drag and foot lift escapes which work well with this series.

    One side note for the heel twist. If you pay extra attention to turning their foot in and not just to rolling their heel over, you will have greater success at off balancing your partner. Think of it as a toe hold. You want to bend the ankle and twist the foot.

    If you are interested I’d also like to invite you to check out our new profile: http://www.youtube.com/user/TakingItToTheMMAT

    Where my business partner and I repost the episodes from our cable t.v. series “Taking It To The MMAT”.

    Thanks again.

    Brian Yamasaki

    JiuJitsu365 said:
    March 6, 2008 at 1:20 pm

    No problem Brian…

    It’s cool that you guys have a television series highlighting your fighting style and MMA. The tip about how to stay out of the line of fire when throwing a Muy thai kick is a very good one.

    I’ll definitely keep checking back to see what’s new..

    Brian Yamasaki said:
    March 19, 2008 at 11:09 am

    Thank you for the opportunity to share and learn with you and the visitors of your web site. We will be posting what I feel is are a few interesting notes in the weeks to come.

    Coming up next will be a brief introduction to what we call Arm Trapping. It’s a series of techniques we’ve started exploring, whose goal is to systemize striking on the ground and to increase efficiency. Ultimately we’re trying to make the set flow, much the same way any submission series would.

    After that we have a couple of MMA refs with hundreds of close up observations of fights. They offer their independent conclusions as to the most common fighter errors and the most common finishing holds (for entry level amateurs).

    Finally, we have a friend, Cade Anderson who talks about how he helped prepare UFC fighter Randy Couture prepare for his comeback fight against Tim Sylvia. He offers some very interesting behind the scenes insights into gym hopping and loyalty.

    Please feel free to contribute your comments and criticisms. Also if you ever have something you would like to see or even if you would like to send us a video of you and your training partners trying some stuff out, or asking questions, we’d love to feature it in an up coming episode.

    Good luck and happy hunting!

    Brian Yamasaki

    jiujitsu365 said:
    March 20, 2008 at 8:23 am

    Sounds good. You guys are doing a lot of good work.

    Brian Yamasaki said:
    November 14, 2008 at 11:43 pm

    As a follow up on this move, I tried the heel twist mount escape last week with Brandon (my partner in this instructional) during a free rolling session and I actually popped his knee.

    We were going very light and controlled, and the pressure I put on was light and yet, there was definitely an audible pop.

    He was wearing wrestling shoes at the time and we both feel that this contributed some added variables. But I thought the information might be useful, both for safety reasons as well as to add some level of credibility to this move.

    Brian Yamasaki

    ken said:
    January 27, 2010 at 12:07 am

    Brian…You guys are incredible.. Thanks fo rthese demos..

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