Back Mount – The back mount is the most dominant position you can have relative to your partner. His neck is open for the most powerful chokes and he cannot see you to defend against your strikes. The main way to escape is by turning into the guard. A variation of the back mount is the Sitting Back Mount. Be sure to hook your legs around the inside of your partner’s thighs. Without putting your hooks in, your partner will be able to escape and you will generally not earn points in grappling tournaments.