Stephen “Pesadelo” Hall is back with Gameness again in his Feather gi instructing hints and tips for Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu competitors and fans. This video by Stephen is based in explaining the tournament rules and point values of the mount position, and how the referee will respond to achieving this position. Stephen Hall is a certified IBJJF referee, and has worked as a referee in tournaments all over North Texas. In addition to being a referee, he is also a BJJ instructor and a Masters/Seniors BJJ World Champion. While all tournament rules are different, these tips will give you some insight to how most competition promotions handle the points.
The first type of mount discussed is the traditional mount. This is achieved when both of
your knees are on the mat, and your opponent is flat on his/her back. While this is the most common type of mount you will see, you can also score points if one of your knees are under your opponent’s shoulder and the other is over your opponent’s other arm. It’s an unorthodox position, but it also scores you the points.
If your opponent or training partner turns to their side, you have the opportunity to score a “technical mount”. This mount is when one of your knees is down on the ground, and the other leg is up on your foot, above your opponent’s knees. This is also a position where you can score four points.
The last mount position that you can score points for is the back mount. While there are several methods of locking your opponent in, you will only receive the points if both of your hooks are in. You will not score any points for the bodylock. If you opponent tries to defend the mount by turning all the way around, and stays flat against the mat, you will also be able to score mount points by having both of your knees soundly against the ground as if in a traditional mount.