TFS#106: Pass To Mount, Knee Awareness, & Wrist Locks

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Don’t pass to Side Control

Why take Side Control when Mount is equally available.

Of course, some guard players are very aware of this and completely deny the Mount.

And when that happens, then you can transition into Side Control.

But I’d like to start to drill it into your heads to prioritize Mount when passing.

We’ll be applying pressure passing concepts.

🔑 Key detail: When in the Leg Weave position, apply proper pressure by posting your forehead on the mat, right above their shoulder. In the video, they show a tight cross face—nothing wrong with it, I just think posting your head on the mat applies more pressure. Very useful for smaller people.

The video also shows the transition into Side Control so you can pick up on those details as well.


Jiu-Jitsu knees

I talk a lot about knees.

And as someone who trains Muay Thai and Jiu-Jitsu…and chases my nephews around…I end up with tired knees.

If you’re feeling discomfort, even if it’s slight discomfort in your knees—I’d recommend you start paying attention to them.

Figure out what’s going on and how you can improve your knee health.


Resources you’ll love

🥋 Extra detail for your Leg Weave pass. (link)

🥋 But how do I defend against the Leg Weave pass? (link)

🥋 Train the Kimura as a position, not just a submission! (link)

🥋 What’s your approach for ecological training? (link)

🥋 Clean up your RNC to make it even more efficient. (link)


Do you feel the shame?

Some people will never use them.

While others will jump on one whenever given the opportunity…which is almost all the time.

I think it’s good to practice them, but don’t crank them on your opponent.

Typically a wrist lock is available when you’re in control of a position.

So it doesn’t hurt to go through the motion of submitting using the wrist lock.

You’ll start to see wrist locks everywhere.

It’s good to know your options when you’re in a pinch.

What’s your take on wrist locks?


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