The Top Mount Submissions (High Percentage Attacks!)

The mount is a strong position that lets you put your opponent under rapid and severe pressure. Consequently, it can offer some excellent submissions to end the BJJ bout, including chokes, armbars, etc.

John Danaher shows the ultimate Brazilian jiu-jitsu mount attacks in the video below.

Source: Bernardo Faria BJJ Fanatics

More mount submissions with explanations for novice and intermediate grapplers are coming up in this post. Keep an eye out!

What Are the Top Submissions from Mount?

bjj mount

The mount is of the most dominant positions in Brazilian jiu-jitsu and other submission grappling. Thus, you need to build a savage game from that position using effective attacking techniques.

As a result, the following mount submission may be helpful to learn.

Triangle Choke

inverted and reverse triangle choke

The triangle choke is one of the best mount submissions you should be acquainted with. You can execute an effective Brazilian jiu-jitsu submission by applying the following steps.

  1. First, you should reach the mount position and maintain it using the proper grips and balanced weight distribution.
  2. Start sliding to the high mount and start attacking the opponent’s arms.
  3. Find a way to get one of your opponent’s arms to rest between your knees.
  4. Make room, and then place your second leg behind your opponent’s head.
  5. Maintain good weight management for maximum pressure on your opponent. And finish the mounted triangle.

Need more help! in the following, Lachlan Giles explains in depth the triangle choke from mount.

Source: Absolute MMA St Kilda

Arm Triangle Choke

arm-triangle choke

The arm triangle choke is another effective submission that can be started from that mount position. This head-and-arm choke is to win a fight in Brazilian jiu-jitsu, submission grappling, and MMA.

Consequently, you should be familiar with this amazing attack to build a savage attacking game. The instructions below will assist you in performing the arm-triangle choke from the mount position.

  • The first stage is to mount your adversary.
  • Drive your shoulder into the face of your opponent to provide shoulder pressure. This will cause him to extend his arm and push you away, enabling you to trap his arm and head in your choke.
  • Secure the grasp by wrapping your arm over the opponent’s neck.
  • Squeeze, lay down, and extend your legs to finish the arm triangle choke submission.

If you need more help, the video below takes you in-depth on how to correctly execute the triangle arm choke from the mount.

Source: Hurricane Jiu Jitsu

Americana Lock

The Americana Lock is a submission hold used in grappling and mixed martial arts. You can perform an effective grappling lock from the mount position.

Follow these steps to complete an Americana from the mount position:

  • Begin in the mount position, with your legs on each side of your opponent’s hips and your knees bent.
  • Reach across your opponent’s torso with one arm and grip their opposing shoulder blade or upper arm.
  • Bring your other arm across your opponent’s chest and grip their opposite shoulder blade or upper arm.
  • Use your grip on shoulder blades or upper arms to dominate your opponent’s upper body.
  • Isolate one of the opponent’s arms and control its wrist. To do so, you can lean back and stretch your knees to put more pressure on your opponent’s shoulders and elbow joints.
  • Then your free hand goes deep inside the opponent’s elbow, connecting your other hand.
  • Finish the Americana Lock by bringing your hand toward you and turning the opponent’s elbow outward.

Need more help! Andre Galvao teaches the whole process of getting the Americana from mount properly.

Source: BJJ Fanatics

Cross Choke

The cross-choke is an essential choking submission in Brazilian jiu-jitsu. This powerful attack is often launched from the full mount position.

The mounted cross-collar choke is one of the most basic chokes in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. Here is how to do it properly:

After gaining control of the mount, slip one of your arms over your opponent’s face and under his collar. Then, slip your second arm over your opponent’s face to reach the other collar, but this time with your thumb pointing down.

Then, tighten your wrists to provide adequate pressure on your opponent’s carotid arteries on both sides of his neck. Congratulations, you have completed the basic cross-collar choke from the mount position.

More assistance is required! Roger Gracie teaches how to do the cross choke from the mount in the video below.

Source: Bernardo Faria BJJ Fanatics


how to do an armbar

The armbar is one of the most compelling submissions that can be done from mount. You should know it is one of the most fundamental and often utilized grappling attacks.

The following steps will help you perform the mounted armbar properly.

  1. First, you should reach the mount position and maintain it using the proper grips and balanced weight distribution.
  2. Start sliding to the high mount and start attacking the opponent’s arms.
  3. Isolate one of the opponent’s arms that you want t attack, control it, and move to chest down to close space a secure the arms hold.
  4. Maintain proper weight and move to the S-mount, and secure the position.
  5. Finish the armbar from the mount.

Need more help! The following video explains in depth the process of executing the armbar successfully from the mount.

Source: Gracie Barra HQ

Ezekiel Choke

The Ezekiel choke is one of the top submissions from the mount that you should know. It is an effective and sneaky move to end a fight.

Here are some excellent tips for executing the mount Ezekiel choke.

  • First and foremost, you must reach the mount position, which may be obtained by, for example, transitioning from the side control.
  • Then, establish the situation with precise grips and weight distribution to keep your opponent under control.
  • Pull your opponent’s hands back to regain control of the situation using your upper body or another action. This is because your opponent will likely use his hands to protect his neck or impede your mobility when you mount.
  • Wrap your right hand around the neck of your opponent. Also, ensure your right shoulder is slightly inserted into your opponent’s jaw. This is critical for your safety because you are susceptible to being swept once your right hand has been slipped.
  • Insert your fingers inside the gi’s sleeve of your other hand and securely hold it. Then, lay your hand over your opponent’s neck.
  • The Ezekiel chokehold may be completed by bringing your belly button near the opponent’s neck to increase your pressure.

See the video below if you need more information on how to do the Ezekiel choke from the full mount position.

Source: The Grappling Academy


The mount is one of the most dominating positions in Brazilian jiu-jitsu, submission grappling, and MMA. It can provide grapplers with myriad submissions and transitions like the arm triangle, cross choke, triangle choke, armbar, Ezekiel choke, etc.

Use the above mount submissions to improve your jiu-jitsu game and become unstoppable.

Which is your favorite mount submission?

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