Creating a threat: How your opponent behaves towards you in a match is closely tied to whatever perceived threat level he believes about you. The higher his assessment of your threat level – the more conservative and reserved he will be in his actions around you – the less risks he will take as he engages with you. It is important therefore, that you take every opportunity to create threats at all times during a match. Make sure that your defensive skills are closely followed by and that any indecision on his part is ruthlessly attacked by you. threat is good, but submission threat usually creates a higher threat level, so make sure you have some favorite submission for every scenario.