It's just that mistakes made from mechanically advantageous positions tend to be more forgiving.
- Committing the weight forward,
- Making the legs light,
- Committing the arms to their upper body,
- Leaving their hips free...etc.
The counters we discussed involved:
- Taking the back.
- Attacking the legs (oh yes!)
Here's a great example of attacking from a mechanically advantageous position: Ezekiel choke from half guard top by Roger Gracie:
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