While we mainly train for sport Jiu Jitsu over at 10th Planet Van Nuys, we also like to cover some self defense techniques. In the video below those whacky Gracie Brothers break down a great mount escape from their Gracie Combative dvd set. While I don’t see myself pulling this off on a skilled opponent, I can see the applications to the streets. By pulling myself up on my opponent and going check to check with them I eliminate the punching game. We are going to be covering this one in my fundamentals class this month so please stop by on Thursdays at 7!