How to Do an Americana from Mount MMA Submission

Learn how to do an Americana from mount MMA submission from Team Radical MMA head coach Rene Dreifuss in this Howcast video.

All right, guys. Now we’re going to do Americana from mount. Again I’ve established a strong position. All right. Okay, guys. Now I’m going to break it down. You want to lock down and push his arm down with your body weight, not with your strength. Your arm should not be bent like this. Push, push.

See, it doesn’t work. I lock my arms, pick myself up, and drop my body weight. Okay. That’s one way to do it. Another way is I put all my pressure with my elbow like this. It’s [?], and I roll him down. And I roll him down. Okay. So again. I establish my grip, and again we do that accordion, motorcycle, down. However, when I go down, I can hit my own body. So one adjustment is to slightly shift to the side, accordion, motorcycle, down. And my shift, I have a nice base here so I don’t get rolled over. Okay. One more time. Americana from mount.