In this video, we go over two ways to deal with the annoying “1/4 guard,” or whatever you call it when you’re almost in mount but your foot is still stuck. The first method is the rolling back take or twister roll, as made popular by the likes of Eddie Bravo and Ryan Hall. The second technique is a decidedly simpler solution.

The friend I talk about in the second half is Jack Taufer, a black belt under Dave Kama in the Rickson Gracie lineage. You may have seen Jack on’s TWIBJJ series or his video threads on the UG (links below).

Jack is raising funds to support his nephew’s mother as she fights cancer. Please consider sending a PayPal donation to

You can learn more about Jack on the Kama Jiu-Jitsu website. He is available for private lessons at Rickson Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Laguna Niguel and seminars anywhere you want to fly him. Georgette Oden wrote a glowing review of one such seminar.

Thanks to Jeremy for teaching the first half of this video. Jeremy is the owner and head instructor at Zombie BJJ in Allentown, PA, where I train and teach too.

If there’s interest, I can talk in more depth about the topics of simplicity vs complexity, depth vs breadth, individual style vs school/lineage style, refinement vs experimentation, body mechanics, postural alignment, etc. Jack is on a kick of filming requests too, so I’ll see if I can get him to share his thoughts too. Let me know with your comments or by sharing on Facebook!

In the meantine, watch more technique videos by Jack Taufer:

Rear naked choke details with Black Belt Jack Taufer

This Week in BJJ Episode 39 invisible Jiu Jitsu with Jack Taufer

This Week In BJJ Episode 62

Technical Mount Escape Demonstration by Jack Taufer

Flattening From the Back by Jack Taufer