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MMA Legend Enson Inoue Shows How He Takes Mount

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Here’s a video of MMA Legend Enson Inoue showing how he likes to take the mount, during one of his seminars here at The Arena.


Enson Inoue:
So I’m here and I sit for the mount. One big point I like to emphasize is you always want something connected to the hips.

If it’s your hand. If your hand’s going to leave, I like my knee here.

Okay, from here, when I, when I like to mount is I don’t like to commit my whole body weight.

While you guys might know this but when you spar, you’re still probably doing this type of mount here. So what I mean by that is when my knee will hit the mat first before my feet, you see how my whole body is committed to it?

So what I like to emphasize is here, when I’m going to mount, it’s just my feet.

I’m real tight with what I want to imagine is a cockroach here. And if you don’t like killing cockroaches then imagine your ex girlfriend or your ex wife pissed you off. Okay. And so you just want to get a little smash, okay? So you want to do it as close as possible to the hip, that you want to throw the hips. So what I like to do is I like to come here, even if I don’t slap, I hold here, yeah? So right here, my only movement is my leg. And if he were bridged, he will back, try to turn it backwards, I can easily base.

If I’m here and my whole body weight is on him and he bridges, he got the momentum with my whole body weight going back. So it’s hard for me to maintain position. So what I want you guys to do is this, basic here you come here, you’ve got to know your plane, yeah?

For me, if Baret lifts and he’s defending, he’s defending, he lifts up here, I know I’m not flexible enough to hit that. But I know if I can get it about here, I can probably clear. So you’ve got to know your own plan and all you need was a split second because the foot is so fast. Okay? So get a partner and let’s just try doing this, okay? Ready? One, two, three.

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