What do you think is most important for a begineer to practice? a) Submissions (is always fun to learn and to tap people out), b) escapes seem vital to me to perfect because I always find myself in the worst positions with now way out. And from those positions I always get submitted. So for me, instead of trying to submit the guy while rolling, I try to get in the worst positions and just practicing escapes. For instance, I get mounted or side controlled, or let the person get my back and get his hooks in and protect my neck. I find when and if I do escape or sweep the guy, then and only then I will try to submit. Only if I escape a bad position, I go for the submission. It works for me.