Getting pinned is bad – getting pinned AND getting your limbs 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 points that they don’t take the step and seek to isolate a limb by working it out and away from the torso. Never forget that the ultimate 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 the gap between position and submission. time you get to a dominant pin, don’t be satisfied with the pin – go 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 submitting a lot more opponents