GB Technique: Escape the Mount Variations

This week on GB Technique we are going to look at Top Mount escape variations. Most of us are familiar with the most fundamental mount escapes – the bridge and roll and the elbow to knee escape.
However, as there is more than one variation of the Top Mount, we need different escape techniques to address different mount situations when the bridge and roll and elbow to knee escape are not effective.
Prof. Flavio Almeida takes us through 2 mount variations and demonstrates how we can escape these positions.
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Escaping Mount with “Grapevine” legs
When the opponent has a low mount and has entangled their legs with yours – known as a grapevine – it is very difficult to bridge as your hips are controlled by your opponent’s legs. Prof. Flavio shows step by step how to untangle the legs and escape
Escape S Mount 
Prof. Flavio Almeida has been mounted and is about to be arm barred from the “S” Mount. The S Mount is a lot of pressure and your arms are exposed. How do you prevent it from being submitted and improve your position?
See also on GB Technique:
The Heel Hook: Attack and Escape
Writer: Mark Mullen, Gracie Barra Black Belt