Originally Posted by Ramma
As a grappler, where are you at your best? You can list them in order if you want, but where do you do the best when grappling?
On Your Back, Top Positions, Standing up (Shots, takedowns, slams, throws, sprawls), etc.
For me, I'm best on my back. I have no problem pulling guard from the get go and working from there. Most of my submissions are usually off of my back (I get a lot of armbars, triangles, etc). Whether in my guard, in mount, queso (side control), etc., I can usually sweep the person and gain a better position.
I feel as though I'm most dangerous from side control. I have really great body control from there and use my weight well. Also, I always feel as though I react better from side. When people try to scramble or work back to guard I feel like I'm just acting on instinct taking their back or snapping chokes or arm locks in.
My guard is pretty good, not great, but pretty good. Off my back my half guard is probably my strong point. For some reason I can sweep the shit out of people in my half guard.
I know this doesn't really go with the question per se, but if there was one thing I wish I was taught more of, it would be leg locks. We don't drill them a ton in my school and I would love to add them to my arsenal.