Trying to outsmart the competition. Alright, So, After reading some logs for a while I have decided to start one of my own because I need something to keep me on track and motivated. I am a fresh blue belt that puts a lot into his grappling and is not really into takedowns or striking.. mainly because I suck at them. I am developing myself as a [guardeiro] guard player which is kind of weird for a guy that is 6'1 and around 200lbs. I have been told that I am really flexible for the most part except for the fact that I cant do a Van Damn split or anything like that but I can get steamrolled into a ball and shit and end up sweeping/submitting/recovering etc. So, here is what I would like to work on more: 1. Top game/Guard passing - I am good at it and relentless if I actually try.. the problem is that I am fucking lazy as all hell and find that this gasses me out with a good guard player. 2. Better control - I am alright at controlling from the guard but I kind of have a hard time keeping control from top position. 3. Balance - Again, top position ... It feels like my balance is off. 4. Escapes - I would like to be better at this. 5. Triangles - I get the position a lot. But lately have lost my touch a little in finishing from here. I have about a 65% success rate now.. used to be a lot higher. 6. Guillotines - I never really go for them. I find them to be low percentage for me. I usually bait these for other people so I can half butterfly sweep them or move to side control. 7. Transitions - I would like to be more dynamic and faster. I need to get in better shape for this probably. 8. Omos - Need better control. Things that I feel that I pretty good at. 1. Half guard - I worked on this A LOT last year. I really developed my half guard game and can usually sweep/submit with a high percentage of success from here. 2. Leg Locks - Especially knee bars and heel hooks. I have stayed away from heel hooks because my coach thinks they hurt me more than help.. even though I would submit people very often with these.. they are illegal in competiition so I have been focusing more on straight ankle locks and knee bars instead. 3. Mount - Im alright. 4. Full/Butterfly Guard - I think its pretty good. I submit mostly from the guard. I dont know what else to say. I will try to update after grappling practices.