I have 3 techniques i use. I have never given up a takedown in bjj or submission grappling in about 20 matches. to be honest my whole game has always been about getting on top and staying there in comp. i have competed in no-gi extensively. in gi comp, i have only competed once, at SHW. 1) as soon as my opponent reaches for a lapel i snatch his arm into a russian tie and shoot a single or double whiel shoving the 2 on 1 across his body. 2) if my opponent gets a grip, i use a high collar grip and look for knee or ankle pick / slide by & duck under combos. 3) if my opponent pushes in or underhooks, u use an outside firemans or dump these setups have worked well for me, and usually start me out in or back control. i am now lighter though and am a little more concerned about takedowns. Judo takedowns just dont work for me,with a few exceptions. i have trained in judo for a couple of years, but my wrestling takedowns are FAR superior to my judo throws. I do like some of judo ankle trip / ankle pick combos. but i am more of a slippery style takedowns person. what takedowns / combos do you guys use in bjj GI comp? or do you just wait for teh othe rguy to make a mistake? if someone pull guard on me, i just shove them off and wait.