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1. The “Mount Top” is when you are on top of your opponent and he has his back to the ground. When trying to keep him down, especially at a tournament be sure to take out as much space as possible. Keep your chest on his face and your hands out to the side. This allows you to “post” a hand on the ground if he tries to arch or push you off. Let gravity make you heavy on him so he must carry all of your weight.

2. This is a side view of “Mount Top.” The more you can arch your back and put your mid- section into him will help keep him in place.

3. The last illustration shows the person on top “grape-vining” his legs or hooking his ankles around his opponents ankles (on bottom) .  “Grape-vining” is important when you are trying to keep an opponent in place.