Hands: Whenever you are working for the major upper body submissions – be aware that in the majority of cases, YOUR OPPONENTS DEFENSIVE MOVE WILL BE WITH HIS /ARMS. As such, IT IS PRUDENT TO BEGIN MOST UPPER BODY ATTACKS WITH A DELIBERATE ATTEMPT TO TAKE OUT YOUR OPPONENTS ABILITY TO USE HIS DEFENSIVELY PRIOR TO COMPLETING THE SUBMISSION. It’s a simple but important concept – DOMINATE THE HANDS AND YOU WILL USUALLY DOMINATE THE SUBMISSION OVERALL. Don’t get tunnel vision on the submission. Remember that a skilled opponent will resist your attempt as soon as he identifies the danger. Take out the defensive apparatus he can use and you will be a step as you battle for completion.