Swim Move From Mount with Pat Campagnola
Pat Campagnola, head coach at 10th Planet Springfield, MA, shows us his swim move from mount that takes you to the spiderweb, a great position that sets you up for arm bars.
10th Planet Jiu Jitsu burst onto the scene in 2003, changing the face of grappling in the USA. The no gi system founded by Eddie Bravo has now spread across the world and has its very own culture that sets apart any 10th Planet from other Jiu Jitsu academies.
Veteran 10th Planet brown belt Pat Campagnola of 10th Planet Springfield, MA, is leading the charge in New England. Here he shares the swim move from mount.
The swim move from mount begins with you mounting your opponent. If they explode and reach across, you have a window of opportunity to catch a deep hook on their arm. You slam the deep hook tight to your hip, find your perpendicular angle with your leg, putting your left shin on their head. Your right leg then scissors over as you grab their toes with your free hand and finish the rotation, bringing you into a perfect spiderweb, a strong position for arm bar submissions.
You can force them to move by attacking their far side arm, so they turn to defend it, allowing you to get your deep hook in and then going through the swim move from mount in the same way as before.
For more from Pat follow him on Instagram and Facebook and tune in to Revgear Sports for more videos from him and other 10th Planet Jiu Jitsu coaches and athletes, like Scott Epstein of 10th Planet West Los Angeles and Kurt Chase Patrick of 10th Planet Fairfield. If you are based in the New England area, you can train with Pat in Springfield, Massachusetts.