Lesson 12: Elbow Escape (Mount)

Lead Instructor: Ryron and Rener Gracie
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Any time you find yourself trapped underneath your opponent in the mount position you should aim to use the Trap and Roll escape, since it will place you on top of your opponent. If your opponent is too big or this escape is not possible, the Elbow Escape will guarantee your survival. First, you must learn how to move your hips by doing the Shrimp Drill, and then you will learn the Elbow Escape and a few variations that may come in handy.

Lesson Specs

Lesson Goals

  1. Master all 36 techniques individually and in every combination.
  2. Test for your Gracie Combatives Belt.

Instructions

  1. Watch the lesson
  2. Take notes on essential details.
  3. Bookmark points in the Lesson you may want to return to
  4. Ask questions on the Forum
  5. Use Lesson resources to supplement your knowledge

Lesson Slices

  1. Shrimp Drill
  2. Standard Elbow Escape
  3. Hook Removal
  4. Fish Hook
  5. Heel Drag
  6. Reflex Development Drill™
  7. Fight Simulation Drill™
  8. Mindset Minute

Ryron and Rener Gracie

Gracie University Chief Instructors

Ryron and Rener Gracie are the eldest grandsons of Grand Master Helio Gracie, the creator of Gracie Jiu-Jitsu. Their father is Rorion Gracie, one of the world’s foremost experts in self-defense. In 1993, Rorion created the Ultimate Fighting Championship to showcase the supremacy of the family’s self-defense system in a realistic “no holds barred” confrontation against all comers. Rorion’s younger brother, Royce, won 3 of the first 4 UFC tournaments proving that the leverage-based techniques of Gracie Jiu-Jitsu provided the most reliable way to defeat a larger, more athletic opponent. Ryron and Rener were born into this family tradition of testing the art against all challengers.

Rorion introduced his sons to the art as soon as they could walk. As children, they watched him teach private classes in their garage in Southern California. But, it wasn’t until they observed their father and uncles – Royce, Rickson, and Royler – easily winning challenge matches that they began to comprehend fully the effectiveness of Gracie Jiu-Jitsu. Even more important, Ryron and Rener recognized the profound impact the family’s art had on all who studied it. The life changing transformations of Gracie University students motivated the brothers to teach the art. While constantly perfecting their physical techniques, they worked equally hard to master the powerfully effective instruction methods developed by their forbearers. In 2003, Grand Master Helio Gracie awarded Ryron and Rener black belts in recognition of their mastery of his unique techniques and teaching methodologies.

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