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im sort anew to the bjj (white belt) we just started it at my tkd academy about a yr ago and i decided to start a few weeks ago, we are part of the wolf pack, now whats the easiest way to go into a back mount without trying to be too obvious?
 

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im sort anew to the bjj (white belt) we just started it at my tkd academy about a yr ago and i decided to start a few weeks ago, we are part of the wolf pack, now whats the easiest way to go into a back mount without trying to be too obvious?
Depends upon where you're starting. From guard, an arm drag is one good way, or from a deep underhook.

I like to cup their elbow as they posture up and drive it across their body as I break down their posture. If it ends up high, I can work for an armbar or a head/arm choke. If it's nice and low, pinned between their body and mine, I can begin to work to their back.
 

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Great point. Often, from mount, your opponent will give up his back. I tend to try and snag an arm when this happens, but if you ride it out, you'll often end up on his back.
 
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would an armbar to omoplata to rear naked choke work since his back would be exposed depending on the direction of the other moves
 

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would an armbar to omoplata to rear naked choke work since his back would be exposed depending on the direction of the other moves
Omoplata more than the armbar, I would think. From the omoplata, if the technique is blown, you're likely to end up with a turtled opponent. Taking the back is one of many possibilities from there.
 

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