Getting pinned is bad – getting pinned AND getting your extended out and away from your torso is even worse: When most people get to a dominant pin they are so happy to score the that they don’t take the next step and seek to a by working it out and away from the torso. Never forget that the ultimate aim of grappling (not fighting) is to submit an opponent. A positional pin is a means to that end – only when you take the extra step of limb isolation will you bridge the gap between position and submission. Next time you get to a dominant pin, don’t be satisfied with the pin – further and work the limb away from the torso – you will find immediately that you make the pin stronger and suddenly become far more threatening to your opponent. Best of all you will start submitting a lot more opponents