U.S. Army Combatives – FM 3-25.150

3-01 Back Mount

3-1. BACK MOUNT

The back mount gives the fighter the best control of the fight (Figure 3-1). From this position it is very difficult for the enemy to either defend himself or counterattack. Both legs should be wrapped around the enemy with the heels “hooked” inside his legs. One arm is under an armpit and the other is around the neck and the hands are clasped. Even though a fighter may find himself with his own back on the ground this is still the back mount.

CAUTION

While in the back mount, the fighter’s feet should never be crossed because this would provide the enemy an opportunity for an ankle break.

Figure 3-1. Back mount.

Figure 3-1. Back mount.


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