- Stop using so much muscle. One of the most common instructions in a beginner class is for people to stop using so much muscle. The main reason behind this is that when people are using all of their strength, they tend to force things that they shouldn’t be.
- Put basic techniques together. Start putting a few techniques together from different positions. Drill this often. Find a basic technique like a triangle and start switching it to an armbar. There are endless posibilities.
Now here is a ridiculous example of transitions on a high level. Watch this video a few times just to see some great submission chains. There is some major pain tolerance and joint elasticity at work here.