The Mount and Guard dynamic drill can be broken down into three general sections, which can then be broken down into more and more detailed sub-sections.
- Bottom Mount (countering/escaping mount)
- White (bottom) traps Blue’s right arm.
- White traps Blue’s right foot.
- White arches his hips straight up.
- White rolls to Blue’s trapped right side.
- Blue (bottom) closes his closed-guard around White (top).
- Top Guard (passing guard)
- White removes Blue’s cross-collar-grip.
- White sets his arm A-frame.
- White uses a right knee-wedge.
- White uses a right knee-lead.
- White post pin’s Blue’s right knee.
- White moves to a cross-knee and pin’s Blue’s right arm.
- White drives forward toward top-side.
- far under-hook
- near over-hook
- White settles into top-side.
- Top Mount (dominating from mount)
- White moves from top-side to top-knee.
- White moves from top-knee to top-full.
- White inserts his right hand into Blue’s right collar to start a cross-collar-choke.
- The drill now repeats with White and Blue having switched roles.
Here is Rickson Gracie with a few details of the arch-and-roll, what he calls the Upa. By the way, the R in Rickson is pronounced like an H. Thus, “Hickson”.
Cross Collar Choke
Here’s what Blue is trying to do by inserting his hand into White’s collar.