Written by BJJ black belt Nick ‘Chewy’ Albin of

Being stuck in the bottom of mount in Brazilian Jiu-jitsu when someone is applying low heavy pressure on you isn’t fun. In a lot of cases if someone is very low it can be difficult to set up the proper frames to escape. And the longer they’re in the position the worse off you are.

Escaping mount is one of my better areas. Not because I purposely got better at it. But out of necessity. I spent the first several BJJ matches at Black Belt getting swept right into mount and was forced to escape.

The key to my success with mount escapes comes from tight framing, hips and using them together.

In many cases I will see someone use these two elements separately but not always together. Combining the two is a great combination for mount escapes in Brazilian Jiu-jitsu.

In this video I give a brief rundown of how to use a tight frame even if the person is super low and putting heavy pressure. To the point where it’s difficult just to get the frame in the first place.

From there I show how to use the hip drive to get the weight off of you so that you can escape.

Lastly, I show one of my favorite transitions from this BJJ mount escape which is to the single X position and using a sweep. Even if you don’t like the sweep I show. The framing tips with the hips are huge.

Learning how to use your forearm and the structure of your body to push comes in handy in those spots where you just don’t have a lot of space.

Hope the video is helpful!