Ryron Gracie came out with a very simple, yet very powerful blog post recently. The subject: what to do when you can’t hit your favorite submission. The advice is brilliant….
Your favorite submission is not working as often as you would like.
-Most people attack with their best submission first.
-Most often the submission you attempt first does not work.
-Start attacking all the submissions that are not your favorite.
-Your opponent has no idea that you do not like those submissions.
-Use the submissions that are not your favorite to disguise your favorite.
-Take the submission your opponent gives you.