The back and mount in BJJ
The back and mount in BJJ are your two biggest positional goals. When you first begin Jiu-Jitsu, you get introduced to the basics of the positional game and taught the idea of position before submission, especially getting to the back and mount in BJJ. This is a great way to start your development. As time goes by, you can get much sophisticated and start breaking down positions, grips and control into very finely distinguished categories. It’s important however to have some simplicity to give you a basic sense of direction no matter how complex things get. Make your 2 positional goals the mount and the rear mount, also just known as the back. You can never go wrong with that. They are the two highest scoring positions in the sport and the two positions that best create the physical and tactical pressure that result in submission. From your first days in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu until your last, make the mount and rear mount your goal every time you train and compete and you’ll always know where you’re headed and give yourself the best chance of victory.