One strong threat will create defensive over reactions – THAT’S the best time to attack! A strong first is a wonderful thing – it will get you a lot of wins if you really excel at that attack. The real benefit in the long term won’t come from that strong initial attack however – it will come from exploiting the predictable reactions to that attack with follow up you have learned to mate with the initial attack. Ask yourself what your currently are. Then ask yourself what are the most common defensive reactions you encounter in response – and then the big question – what are the logical responses to those reactions? Here, Gordon Ryan launches into a move at which he excels – from a shoulder crunch grip. His opponent has to contort himself to prevent the sweep – those contortions make him vulnerable to a cluster of follow ups appropriate to that contorted position. This is the pattern of behavior you want to establish in your game. You don’t need a vast array of but you do need some strong ones that create a genuine threat. It is the threat from which the breakthroughs will come. Organize your into initial and linked follow ups and watch your submission rate improve massively over just strong attacks in isolation