Whenever you achieve the mount position, your first goal should be to control the position and own it. You’re in a good spot. In a tournament, you’ve gained points, you’ve put your opponent on offense, and you’re relatively safe if you continue to control the position. On the street or in MMA, getting to the mount allows you lots of options- you can rain down blows to soften them up before going for a choke or just continue to strike. Many times when we occupy this position, we feel the need to move onto an attack and rush for the finish. This is not what Grandmaster Helio Gracie would have done. Instead, Helio would have maintained control and been patient until his opponent served up the finish on a silver platter.
- Issue 44